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U.S. History

Create, Explore, and Engage: Using Hstry in the Classroom

Give students the power to bring historical content to life using Hstry's free interactive timeline tool. K-12 teachers will walk away knowing best practices for utilizing Hstry in their classrooms.

Putting the Story Into U.S. History

Students gain a deeper understanding of U.S. History through the Story. Learn ways to infuse the ELA standards throughout your curriculum with primary sources and historical literacy tools and strategies.

Five Fierce Fabulous Formative Assessments for any History Classroom

Come learn some new formative assessments that help your students think critically, synthesize information and make your classroom interactive.

Teaching Civil Rights Using Primary Sources

Examine unique primary sources and discuss teaching strategies related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 co-facilitated by education experts from Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress.

Create, Explore, Engage: Using Primary Sources with Young Learners

Turn boring Library of Congress images into interactive learning experiences for young learners using only an iPad! Get ready to captivate students with the 5 E's lesson plan format.

American History from an American Indian Perspective

How do American Indians view President Jackson and Jefferson? How did they view American Indians? Examine memorialization, and discuss how we interpret history including on-site study of the Jackson memorial.

Not Your Grandma's Museum: Digital Collections in the Classroom

Museum collections are dynamic resources for social studies classrooms, but can feel overwhelming. Learn where to find and how to use digital museum resources to enhance pedagogy and content instruction.

Successes of BYOD: Personal Accounts from the Social Studies Classroom

Students have devices; use them to bridge the gaps in the classroom. Successfully learn how to create and implement your own BYOD program within your social studies classroom.

21 Lessons to Engage the 21st Century Learner

Transfer skills are essential to our 21st century learners. Attend this presentatoin to engage in 21 lesson ideas to support our learners across social studies disciplines.

Looking in Your Own Backyard: Museum to Classroom Lesson Plans

A regional living history museum provides an engaging backdrop for bringing the past into the present with field-tested, hands-on lessons for K-12 students and teachers.


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