U.S. History

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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Historical Thinking, Literacy, and American Art


Learn strategies to meaningfully integrate visual art into your classroom as explored in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art. Discover how these models enhance multiple literacies.

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

Phoebe Hillemann, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
671
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Doing Family History and Creating Museums with Elementary Students


Family history projects help young students develop historical thinking, interviewing, and presentation skills. This session describes a family history project for elementary students and provides guidelines and materials for teachers.

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

Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Sharon Ross, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Holly Swain, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
283
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Stay Calm and Jump on Board: Surviving the Reform Storm


Stay on the forefront of education reform by incorporating approaches such as STEM and Arts Integration into elementary social studies. Participants will leave with a CD of ideas and activities.

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

Tim Johnson, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Laura Pinto, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Shannon Pugh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
649
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