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.
Natalie Wojinski, West Contra Costa USD, Richmond, CA, @mswojo
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.
Laura Swartzbaugh, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL, @lswartzbaugh
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.
Stacia Snow, Tech Valley High School, Rensselaer, NY; Josh Hatala, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
Seamlessly integrate the evidence-based writing into the history classroom without sacrificing content. Using age-appropriate DBQ‚Äôs students hone their evidence-based writing and close reading of complex text while tackling essential content.
Tim Matthews, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA; Marla Blair, Brown Middle School, Newton Public Schools, Newton Centre, MA
How can we gather, preserve, present, and teach the history of the civil rights movement in our state? A step-by-step ""how-to"" guide will be provided.
Ken Vogler, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Deloris Pringle, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; David Virtue, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Was the American Revolution, and ‚Äú America's Second Revolution‚Äù (War of 1812) revolutionary or evolutionary? Using 21st Century skills: ebooks, inquiry, critical & historical thinking, students form their own determination?
Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON
Learn how one day together can change the lives of so many. Connect your students with members of the military and make historical inquiry come to life for all.
Jennifer Simone, Berkley High School, Berkley, MI, @mrsjsimone
Geared toward upper elementary, this presentation demonstrates how to engage students in historical inquiry through an effective and adaptable "Layering" strategy. Step-by-step instructions and examples provided.
Alisa Kesler Lund, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Looking for ways to integrate economics into your US History course? Or, US History content into your economics course? The St. Louis Fed has lessons that will help.
Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, @EconLowDown; Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR, @EconLowDown; Jeannette Bennett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch, Memphis, TN, @EconLowDown
Is it ever necessary to violate the Constitution to save the Constitution? In two free lessons, teachers will evaluate the constitutionality of U.S. government actions during times of crisis.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute