U.S. History

History as Biostory through Children’s Literature


The presentation will focus on strategies for teaching biographical information about historical figures through children’s literature. Five strategies will be described and modeled. Resources will be provided for the strategies.

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

Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US; William Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Michael Lewis, Loudon County Schools, Loudon, TN, US; Nefertari Yancie, Huffman Middle School, Birmingham, AL, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
11
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Effective or Fake Integration: Developing Powerful Social Studies/ Writing Lessons!


Participants will examine effective integration of Social Studies and Common Core Standards. Strategies for improving teacher candidates’ abilities to create effective integration will be shared. Participants will receive example lessons.

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

Amy Good, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US; Tracy Rock, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
858
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Building Future Leaders through Filmmaking: History, Film and Citizenship at YoungCitizens.ca


Through the Young Citizens video program, students in Canada explore history, learn new skills and make connections throughout the country. Discover how your students can reach new heights through filmmaking.

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

Joanna Dawson, Canada's History Society, Winnipeg, MB, CA

Room: 
105
session id: 
765
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Teach Like a PIRATE: Mastering Student Engagement


A high-energy, entertaining session filled with magic, mayhem, and most importantly, methods to captivate and engage hard-to-motivate students through interactive and creative approaches to teaching history.

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

Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
578
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Putting Women's History in the High School U.S. History Classroom


This session will feature creative lesson plans and techniques to help busy teachers include women's history into the standard high school U. S. history classroom.

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

Frances Janeene Williams, Pettis County R-V School District, Hughesville, MO, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
146
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Making the “Old” New: e-Learning about Colonial American History


A group of elementary teachers set out to research and write a storybook about actual children in colonial Maryland. The resulting digital book weaves together historical themes and disciplinary literacy.

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

Lisa Robbins, Historic London Towne and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, US; Carol Thornton, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Traceys Landing, MD, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
686
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Destination Social Studies: Daily Stations Integrating Literacy and Social Studies


This session explores integrating reading, writing, and social studies content by adapting the Daily 5 format. It provides teachers with a familiar format to design lessons around a children’s book.

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

Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Theresa Simpson, Edgewood Primary School, Bloomington, IN, US

Room: 
280
session id: 
516
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Going Global with Google Maps and Apps


Globalize your classroom with Google maps & apps: infuse your lessons with Google to bring the past to the present, and the far away to next door.

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

Eric Langhorst, Discovery Middle School, Liberty, MO, US; Alexandria Mooney, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School, Maplewood, MO, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
278
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Social Studies Common Assessments Aligned to Common Core Assessment Methods


Learn about the assessment methods used by Smarter Balanced and PARCC for the Common Core State Assessment and see examples of K-12 social studies common assessments aligned to these methods.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Natalie Bolton, University of Missouri- Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
727
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The Interview that Gets You the Social Studies Job


An NCSS conference perennial! Two former NCSS presidents and high school administrators invite audience volunteers to respond to questions from an actual hiring interview. Critiques identify what high schools really want.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ, US; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
270
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