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U.S. History

Alexander Hamilton - Visionary or Villain?

Alexander Hamilton's vision for the United States often clashed with others but his actions placed the United States on a path to economic growth and prosperity.

Web 2.0 Tools to Scaffold Inquiry about Women's Suffrage

Using the Women's suffrage primary source set from the Library of Congress, participants will explore Web 2.0 tools to support using digital primary sources and scaffold student inquiry.

Oral History as Inquiry into the Long Civil Rights Movement

This session uses oral histories from the Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project(1930-70), the Question Formulation Technique, and historical analysis scaffolds to bring C3's Inquiry Arc to life.

Teaching Native American Civil Rights: From Plymouth to Alcatraz

Explore how to use historical inquiry, primary sources, Library of Congress resources, and Common Core and C3 strategies to teach students how to examine Native American history and civil rights.

Augmented Reality, Junior History Detectives, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Augmented Reality (AR) provides teachers with access to historical sites that may no longer exist. This session explores how AR can leverage interest in local history and C3's Inquiry Arc.

Is Disability History a History Worth Mentioning?

In this session, participants pose a compelling question about disability history to examine stigmas and perceptions. Strategies supporting question exploration and the four dimensions of the C3 Framework are modeled.

Recent Research on the Vietnam War

New published scholarship about the Vietnam War challenges older views and prompts expanded understanding of that conflict. Participants will receive information developed by the annual USS Midway Institute for Teachers.

Academic Vocabulary to Support Rigor in the Classroom

In a literacy-rich classroom, consider the relationship between academic vocabulary and student success. Experience Marzano's theory put to practical application with high-return, high-retention strategies for the American History classroom.

Writing Historical Narratives Using Library of Congress Primary Source Sets

Students will develop their historical thinking and writing skills as they write their own historical narratives using primary source sets from the Library of Congress.

The Social Scientist's Toolbox

An easily adaptable and innovative curriculum program that utilizes CCSS as a framework to teach students how to analyze sources and develop their writing skills


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