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U.S. History

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. A sample lesson analyzes images of colonial protest prior to the American Revolution.

Big Ideas in Professional Development: A Sit and Stay Model

In this presentation 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.

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 World War II project-based unit, are provided.

To Citizenship and Beyond: Historical Case Studies

Explore attributes of Global Citizenship. Learn to incorporate a variety of texts like primary sources and games to identify and evaluate acts of historical figures. Four case studies are presented.

Why Don't They Say What They Mean? Middle School DBQs

Have you tried teaching middle-school-friendly primary sources or DBQs (document-based questions)? Explore materials successfully used with students to teach the Declaration of Independence and primary sources it inspired.

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.

Teaching Human Rights through Popular Music

Participants will become familiar with popular songs associated with American human rights struggles from the past and present. Participants will utilize the songs studied in sample inquiry activities.

Alexander Hamilton - Visionary or Villain?

Alexander Hamilton's vision for the United States often clashed with others but his actions placed the United States on a path to economic growth and prosperity.


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