Presenters will share how they implement a Teaching American History grant project focused on building teachers' content knowledge of American history and developing their pedagogy with regard to historical inquiry.
Khieta Davis, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Mariella Diaz, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY
Learn about new educational programs at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House and explore new resources for teachers and students.
Courtney Speaker, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC; Katie Munn, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC
Participants will learn two effective strategies focusing on one essential question: Did the South have right to secede? Strategies that are used separately are combined to facilitate a group activity.
David Phillips, South Pittsburg Academy, South Pittsburg, TN; Daniel Hale, Whitwell Middle School, Whitwell, TN
Visual literacy strategies and classroom-ready lessons to build student content mastery and skills in US History for all learners. A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project.
Mark Newman, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL; Kathleen Sheridan, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
It's 1492. What would Columbus tweet (WWCT)? What would the Arawak tweet? It's now 1516. Genocide is in full effect. What would Bartolom de Las Casas tweet?
Dan Otter, Bosque School and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Participants will examine the equal rights of LGBT citizens through historical documents; and engage in the critical thinking and effective communication techniques that are used in answering document based questions.
Anton Schulzki, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
How do you implement the Common Core Standards with in Social Studies instruction for grades 6-12? Learn how to implement these standards by using literature and technology to engage students.
Tracy M. Windle, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Lisa Matherson, Paul W. Bryant High School, Tuscaloosa, AL
Seamlessly integrate the Common Core into the history classroom without sacrificing content. Using age-appropriate DBQs students hone their evidence-based writing and close reading of complex text while tackling essential content.
Pamela Hering, Ballard High, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA; Dina McArdle, Ballard High, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA
A high-energy, entertaining session filled with magic, mayhem, and most importantly, methods to capture and engage your hard-to-motivate students through interactive and creative approaches to teaching history.
Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA
Explore versions of Seattle's speech in an active hands-on exercise to learn how to use American Indian primary documents to enhance learning. Participants will leave with lesson plans and resources.
Barbara Johnson, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL