US History

Slavery and Emancipation in the White House Neighborhood


Engage in activities and view primary sources related to African American history in the White House neighborhood. Learn about resources and programs available from the White House Historical Association.

Presenters: 

Courtney Speckmann, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC, @WhiteHouseHstry; Katie Munn, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC, @WhiteHouseHstry

Room: 
205
session id: 
918
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Our American Revolution: The Card Game


Students can learn about the American Revolution by playing this card game. Filled with heroes, events, and turning points - can you lead the colonists to freedom?

Presenters: 

Robert Hillhouse, Austin ISD, Austin, TX

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
919
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Teaching about César Chávez and the United Farm Worker's Movement


C?©sar Ch?°vez's grandson, Anthony, will share his grandfather's story about the development of the United Farm Worker's union and the fight for farm worker's rights in the United States.

Presenters: 

Anthony Chavez, Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, Keene, CA; Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
888
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What Would Sitting Bull Say? Native Perspectives for C3/Common Core


Discover compelling questions for inquiry-based re-examinations of US history and contemporary issues. Explore authentic Indigenous primary sources for critical literacy and other skills. Free, ready-to-go resources from NMAI and MT-OPI!

Presenters: 

Edwin Schupman, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC; Mike Jetty, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Helena, MT

Room: 
110
session id: 
889
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From Teacher to Facilitator: Engage Students with Curriculum Choices


Transform classroom environment from teacher-directed to student-led through learner inquiry and contribution. Students invest in their curriculum by choosing, engaging with, and reflecting upon their course of study.

Presenters: 

Nancy Dowdy, Southside High School, Batesville, AR

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
896
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College, Career, and Civic Life: Teaching Social Studies as Inquiry


Participants will explore US History perspectives through the inquiry model. The session will explore ways for students to take informed action. Participants will receive resources to implement the inquiry model.

Presenters: 

Glenn Diedrich, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, @gdiedrich1776; Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL

Room: 
205
session id: 
886
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Empire or Humanity? : A Project-Based Approach to People's History


This presentation suggests ways we can encourage students to think and act as ""people's historians"" using Howard Zinn's work in the context of project based learning.

Presenters: 

Stacia Snow, Tech Valley High School, Rensselaer, NY; Josh Hatala, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
881
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Getting to the Core of Media Literacy


What is media literacy and what does it look like in the Common Core history classroom? Participants will leave armed with classroom-tested activities that address media literacy standards.

Presenters: 

Natalie Wojinski, West Contra Costa USD, Richmond, CA, @mswojo

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
882
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Authentic Inquiry: What Do your Students Really Want to Know?


This interactive session will model strategies focusing on using an inquiry-based, student-driven process that engages and empowers every single student in the classroom--including reluctant learners and first-generation college students.

Presenters: 

Laura Swartzbaugh, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL, @lswartzbaugh

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
883
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Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Grant Recipient - 2


Grant recipient will share her/his imaginative, innovative, and illustrative social studies teaching strategies; and/or how she/he supported student implementation of innovative social studies, citizenship projects, field experiences, and community connections.

Presenters: 

Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
209
session id: 
871
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