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US History

Using Visuals to Promote Inquiry and Higher-Level Questioning Skills

This session will present visual images (such as paintings and photographs) to encourage students to generate questions that promote inquiry and higher-level thinking about content.

Differentiating Instruction To Address Social Justice and Diversity In Curriculum

To effectuate learning by differentiating instruction for struggling learners, using culturally relevant curriculum; designed to introduce social justice within history courses as inclusive, interesting, and enjoyable reading of historical texts

Using Rubrics to Assess Performance - Based Academic Tasks

This session will examine the process for constructing effective rubrics to assess performance-based academic tasks. Presenters will also address how rubrics promote opportunities for formative assessment and student reflection.

Video Stimulated Recall: A Window into the Work We Do

This session will explore the enhanced professional development practices, and observation models to support teachers. Think aloud and video stimulated recall methodologies can help improve classroom and reflective practices.

Opening Windows and Finding Spaces to Talk about Race

This presentation will introduce Teaching Tolerance's free professional development resources that can help educators build understanding of and fluency in talking about race in the curriculum, classroom and community.

Historical Inquiry: From Facts to Meaning

The historical inquirer is a teacher and a learner at the same time: a dual inquirer. The Dual Inquiry Model is a conceptual framework for guiding inquiry-based learning and teaching.

The 1993 e.Coli Outbreak: THE JUNGLE in the Pacific Northwest

This American reform issue impacts students' minds and stomachs. Connect early progressivism and literature with the state of food safety a century later and a pivotal PNW event.

When History Meets the Web: Teaching with Digital Primary Sources

We introduce the Newberry Library's Digital Collections for Classroom Use thematic anthologies of classroom-ready, primary-source documents that are free and accessible to all over a dynamic new website.

Imag[IN]ing History

Imag[IN]ing History presents painting, sculpture, photography, and film as the basis for a student's imagining history. It assesses the roles played by propaganda, viewpoint, and cultural literacy in shaping history.

Learning to Write, Writing to Learn, Grading Tips to Survive

Learn how to teach students to write like historians using Writing to Learn and Learning to Write strategies. Leave with resources and tips on how to manage the grading.

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