U.S. History

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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Surviving the Common Core with History's Reality Stars


Failures, scandals, triumphs, newspaper headlines--we love our reality stars! And its all part of the CCSS! Learn how to bring the reality stars of history into your classroom!

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

Kelly Cranstoun, Pearson, Lake Zurich, IL, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
911
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Developing Global Thinkers through Big Idea Questions and Customized Learning


Teachers and curricular leaders will learn how a Big Ideas approach to social studies curriculum has helped students become global thinkers and how online learning environments have made customization possible.

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

Robb Virgin, Levi P. Dodge Middle School, Farmington, MN, US

Room: 
280
session id: 
112
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Only the Ball was White


For decades segregated professional African-American baseball teams played across the country. Hear the history of the Negro Leagues, learn ways to engage students by using literature, and receive materials.

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

Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO, US; Karen Muir, Annapolis, MD, US; Carole Boston Weatherford, High Point, NC, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
309
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Making the Most of Mobile Devices


Tablets inspire creativity and hands-on learning for students. This session will highlight innovative, engaging, and educational apps that will draw your students into the study of social studies. BYOD!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Angela Affronti , Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, NY, US; Melissa Seideman , Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
89
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CCSS Meets the Web: Teaching with Digital Primary Sources


We will present the Newberry Library’s Digital Collection for the Classroom–thematic collections of classroom-ready, primary source documents that will support CCSS skill development and enhance student learning.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Charlotte Wolfe, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
124
session id: 
341
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Red Diapers, Black Lists, Uranium Blues - Cold War Arts


This session will explore the cultural implications of the Cold War and will provide teachers with strategies and resources for engaging their students and strengthening their literacy and communication skills.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Kay Ackerman, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, US; Sarah Bair, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, US

Room: 
280
session id: 
406
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