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A Walk to Remember: Student Peer Guides and Local Civil Rights History

The presenter will provide an overview of a project funded through the McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award including: ● how to connect local Civil Rights events to the national narrative ● how to use local resources and historical sites for field studies ● how to train students to interpret the past for their peers

Voices of Vanport

Saturday, November 14 from 9:05 AM – 9: 55 AM in Room 202 - New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The Voices of Vanport project was a collaboration of a university, a local middle school, and multiple non-profits entities. It fused the teaching of historical thinking skills with technology integration (augmented reality, GIS, and UAVs) and incorporated civic engagement through multimedia oral histories about the Vanport flood of 1948. Presenter:

The Dred Scott Way!

Three Florida teachers will show, through a civic-minded project, how Dred Scott indirectly contributed to the 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments. His great-great granddaughter will also share in the presentation.

Freed Slaves, Orphan Trains, and Economics: Teaching with Historical Fiction

Engage your social studies students with children's literature. Use historical fiction by A. Lafaye--a Scott O'Dell Award-winning author. Learn to access many other free lessons and whiteboard applications.

History Doesn't Have to Be a Textbook: Teaching through Text Sets

Step away from the textbook! Text sets with high-interest texts and primary sources can help your students build depth of knowledge, analyze craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas.

Abraham Lincoln: American Idol

Our Great Emancipator's journey from a log cabin to the White House is marked with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph. Honest Abe blazes to life in this compelling portrayal.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Teaching about Fred Korematsu and the Japanese American WWII Internment

Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu's daughter, will share her father's story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights" and Korematsu Institute curriculum.

National History Day, the National Archives, and C3: Using the NHD Theme with C3 in the Classroom

Join National History Day and the National Archives in a discussion about incorporating the NHD theme into a C3 unit by using primary sources. Chinese immigration will be used as an example and a C3 unit will be provided to teachers.

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