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U.S. History

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.

Voting Rights in America, Then and Now

Perhaps more fiercely contested than election races are the rules governing who actually gets to vote. We look at ways to teach America's voting rights struggles, past and present.

From Lazy Listeners to an Authentic Audience

Transform your classroom from sit and get to a student-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. Opportunities to experience strategies and sample lessons, including a WWII project based unit, are provided.

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.

Tooning into History: Political Cartoons in the Classroom

Build skills in making inferences, evaluating sources and supporting conclusions with evidence by utilizing cartoons in your classroom. Sample lesson analyzes images of colonial protest prior to the American Revolution.

Big Ideas in Professional Development: A Sit and Stay Model!

In this session participants will discuss how social studies teachers can collaborate in big idea thinking for 21st century learning by learning about our school-university partnership professional development technology model.

Engaging Young Learners through Minecraft and Historic Places

Connecting historic places with Minecraft, a technology tool familiar to young learners, makes a major impact on retention of content knowledge while developing 21st Century technology skills in social studies.

Overcoming Bias in Ourselves, our Schools, and our Society

This interactive workshop asks participants to engage in reflexive activities to uncover the influence that personal and societal biases impact teaching and learning experiences.

Reconstruction: Freedom, Equality and Citizenship After the Civil War

Reconstruction, pivotal moment in U.S. history lets students explore questions about national identity and responsibility, freedom and justice that are fundamental to historical understanding and citizenship today. Resource book included.

Girl Power: Standing on the Shoulders of Social Change

Use NCSS Notable Trade Books to teach about Clara Lemlich, Kate Sessions, Anne Carroll Moore, Henrietta Leavitt, and others. Don't know them? Find out why you should. Bibliography/materials provided.

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