Explore Oh Freedom! (AfricanAmericanArt.si.edu), a new Smithsonian website that uses artwork to teach about the Civil Rights movement. Create and share lessons, use the interactive timeline, collect images, and more.
Elizabeth Eder, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Esther Washington, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
How would you survive in a New World? Come experience a simulation unit about England's early colonization and its effect on Native Americans. Handouts include lessons based on Primary Sources.
Trish Birk, Norwood Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
Examine techniques for engaging students through personal narrative, varying modes of learning, and integrating disciplines. Explore a unit from planning to closure, focusing on meaningful activities and integrated assessment.
Nathan Barnes, Opstad Elementary School, North Bend, WA
Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.
Adam Floyd, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Carl Boyton, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Graphic novels can be used effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners including English learners and students with special needs. Student-made graphic novels and rubrics will be shared.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Ruth Luevanos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.
Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Michael Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Gary Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Lance McConkey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
How can we design professional learning that directly impacts instruction? Presenters will share a model that effectively mixes historical scholarship, innovative pedagogy, and classroom experiments to turn theory into practice.
Stephen LaMorte, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Stefan Cohen, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Kevin Meuwissen, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Free curricula, film modules, and a mobile app reveal how different cultural groups are acknowledged in American history, media, and culture--and empowers students to contribute to history-making themselves.
Duong-Chi Do, ITVS, San Francisco, CA; Annelise Wunderlich, ITVS, San Francisco, CA
This is how reform happens: participants will draft model petitions to bring about change based on documents highlighting ills of the Gilded Age.
Michael Freydin, New York City Dept. of Education, Queens, NY; Matthew Foglino, New York City Dept. of Education, Bronx, NY
The strategy of "Say, Mean, Matter" allows students to actively participate in critical thinking and writing about primary sources. It is easy to implement and can be used immediately.
Christopher Lewis, Chapman University, Orange, CA