U.S. History

Students as Historians in the Classroom


Explore ways to engage students in the reading, writing, and thinking processes of a historian. While empowering teachers with the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction, this session will feature literacy strategies for cultivating skills that students need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:05am - 12:00pm
Presenters: 

Jessica Sheley, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
Fairfax-Sheraton Hotel
session id: 
1351
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Students as Historians in the Classroom


Explore ways to engage students in the reading, writing, and thinking processes of a historian. While empowering teachers with the fundamentals of inquiry learning, this session will examine skills that students need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jessica Sheley, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

Room: 
Fairfax-Sheraton Hotel
session id: 
1349
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History Assessments of Thinking: Design, Interpretation, and Implementation


Join the presenter to learn about History Assessments of Thinking available on the Stanford History Education Group’s Beyond the Bubble Website, and discuss strategies for how to use them as part of a larger approach to formative assessment.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

Joel Breakstone, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 2014 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation in Social Studies Award

Room: 
209
session id: 
1191
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Hop on Board the Historical Adventures Train!


The presenter will share ideas that will bring “life” into historical situations using primary sources, reading and writing, and by making social studies exciting, personal, and fun for students! These ideas will create lasting memories for students and will inspire teachers.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Kelley Graves, Hickory Middle School, Chesapeake, VA 2014 Outstanding Middle Level Teacher of the Year

Room: 
209
session id: 
849
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Social Studies Model Curriculum


Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1030
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Understanding 9/11 in the Context of New York City and American History


2013 Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Robert Sandler, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Room: 
120
session id: 
1022
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Voices of Vegas Oral History Project


2012 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award Recipient
n the "Voices of Vegas" oral history project, students will document and publish longtime Las Vegas area residents' stories, helping to build a sense of community. Participants will learn how to successfully implement their own oral history projects to include Common Core alignment, utlizing social history, teacher and community collaboration, and fostering student presentation skills.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Jeffrey Hinton, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
120
session id: 
1020
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Interpreting the Past, Interpreting Themselves? Inviting Young People to Relate their own Lives to History


2013 NCSS Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Recipient
Teens are developmentally primed to explore their own identities and values. How might educators harness that interest and use it to promote students' historical engagement and understanding? The presenter will share her findings on how young people relate their lives to the past and discuss an exciting new online learning project that builds on this research.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Room: 
120
session id: 
1015
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JFK at 50: An Annotated Bibliography with Lessons


Take a fresh look at the JFK assassination and receive an exhaustive annotated bibliography on the subject. Classroom-tested lessons are provided, with discussion.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

David Keck, Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, Columbus, OH, US

Room: 
262
session id: 
1010
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The Kennedy Assassination: A Living History with Journalist Bob Huffaker


The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. As part of its observation of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the Museum features conversations with individuals who witnessed the tragedy and related historical events. In this special living history presentation, the Museum's Associate Curator Stephen Fagin interviews journalist Bob Huffaker, who recounts his memories of the president's death and that of his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Stephen Fagin, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas TX; Bob Huffaker, Dallas, TX

Room: 
274
session id: 
1003
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