US History

Common Core and Inquiry-Based Learning: Choosing Sides—Patriot or Loyalist?


Presenting an inquiry-based narrative (setting, characters, and plot). Reading and writing become meaningful as students examine events leading to the struggle for independence. Strategies for integrating the Common Core shared.

Presenters: 

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Sydney,

Room: 
Backbay B
session id: 
385
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Ready, Set, Go! Controversial Issues and Classroom Discussion


Discover a research based and practical framework for aligning democratic discussions with Common Core. Participants will be provided with instructional techniques and materials to assess and improve classroom discussions.

Presenters: 

Carolyn Flores, Community High School District 99 South, Downers Grove, IL

Room: 
105
session id: 
386
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Before the Writing Begins: Differentiating for all Students


Often the best intended approaches to differentiation falls flat and does not help a student. We'll examine practical ways to differentiate in preparation for writing an essay in your classroom.

Presenters: 

Kate Wellschlager, Knewton, New York, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
381
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You're the Curator: Creating a Historical Exhibit Using Multiple Literacies


You're the Curator"" engages teachers and students in creating online and classroom exhibits based on historical themes. Free primary source materials including documents, pictures, photographs from the National Archives provided.

Presenters: 

Mira Cohen, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/National Archives, Simi Valley, CA; Maureen Reilly Lorimer, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA; Rachel Rooney, Common Core, Washington, DC

Room: 
110
session id: 
383
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Picture This: Using Visuals to Engage Middle School Learners


Explore using photographs to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.

Presenters: 

Jearl Nix, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
208
session id: 
373
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Using Purposeful Questioning in the US History Classroom


Writing tests is hard work…so let us do it. We'll share our database of 5,000 sorted and sequenced US History questions and explain why they are so effective.

Presenters: 

Joshua Gordon, Knewton, New York, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
380
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1861-1863 Congressional Activism: How Legislators Ended the Civil War


Discover how Library of Congress primary source analysis techniques align with the Common Core and C3. Simulate implementation of the 1863 National Banking Act. Leave with free classroom-ready resources.

Presenters: 

Elise Langan, Middle Georgia State College (USG), Macon, GA; Amy Hennessy , Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
364
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Their Rights and Nothing Less: Exploring the Women's Suffrage Movement


The Newseum’s Women’s Suffrage Movement module reveals participants’ groundbreaking use of the First Amendment’s five freedoms to secure women’s voting rights. Module provides rare historical newspapers, maps, photographs and more.

Presenters: 

Barbara McCormack, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Suzanne Gould, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, @AAUW

Room: 
203
session id: 
365
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Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic Education in the Movies


Participants will develop skills in critical media literacy as they learn to “read” feature film as a text and critique filmmakers’ views about teachers, students, and democratic education.

Presenters: 

Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Amy Mungur, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Room: 
104
session id: 
367
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Close Reading in the Elementary Classroom: A Partnership Approach


This session explores how an urban district and non-profit partnered to bring social studies back to the elementary classroom through primary source-based close reading lesson activities to support historical thinking.

Presenters: 

Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; James Liou, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Teacher TBA Teacher, Boston Public Schools,

Room: 
Backbay B
session id: 
369
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