US History

Promoting Authentic Learning: Using National History Day in Your Classroom


Come and see how to make connections between past events, present issues/current events, and future problems using National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Nicole Roper, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
269
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The National WWII Museum's Collection in Your Classroom


The National WWII Museum's collection of oral histories is available online. Museum educator Nathan Huegen will showcase histories from the battles and the Homefront. Annotated guides and lesson templates included.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Nathan Huegen, The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, LA; Melanie Boulet, New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, New Orleans, LA

Room: 
204
session id: 
326
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Getting Started: That First Impression


What do new teachers need for the classroom and how can they find it? Interactive discussions and practical suggestions will focus on making a positive first impression on students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sue Blanchette, Dallas Independent School District - retires, Dallas, TX

Room: 
620
session id: 
90
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Lights! Camera! Action! Social Studies & Reader's Theatre!


Join us in opening the window to the world of social studies through reader's theatre! We will explore published scripts as well as how to create scripts from children's books.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Meyers, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1013
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Making History Come Alive: A "Living Museum" for Elementary Students


Session describes how a teacher preparation program built a "living museum" in partnership with the state historical society to help students understand the power of "doing history" in the community.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Crystal Soltero, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Megan Gately, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
604
session id: 
622
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Utilizing the Learning Cycle Model for Teaching History through Inquiry


The Learning Cycle is an instructional model that utilizes inquiry in developing concepts. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how this model can be utilized in teaching history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA

Room: 
211
session id: 
900
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QR Codes: What are Those?


Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
764
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Are We Cool Yet? Hot Topics in Cold War Policy


Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Cheryl Massey, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Benjamin Blankenship, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ; Meg Moody, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Kyle Haynes, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
707
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Windows to World War II: Transatlantic Cooperation 70 Years On


Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jenny Cousins, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Holly Medland, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

Room: 
212
session id: 
403
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"Goin' West": Paintings as Windows into Americans' Expansionist Attitudes


Participants will experience engaging instruction using primary source paintings of the 19th century American West. They will learn a new, versatile instructional method for promoting historical thinking.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Room: 
606
session id: 
265
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