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U.S. History

Digital Literacy Skills: The Keys to Unlocking Social Studies Content

This interactive presentation will provide participants with classroom-ready ideas adapting traditional literacy strategies to digital resources.

Civil Rights: Means to Envision a Fair and Just Society

This presentation is a grade-adaptable interdisciplinary study of struggle for just governance. Principles of democracy are examined as they evolve through specific events, which have a long-term impact.

Citizens of the World: Americans, Merchants, Seamen, and Missionaries, 1775-1850

How did New Englanders encounter the world after the Revolution? What can we learn from their attitudes and activities? Use historical sources to contextualize discussions about twenty-first-century global citizenship.

Oral History as Inquiry into the Long Civil Rights Movement

This session uses oral histories from the Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project(1930-70), the Question Formulation Technique, and historical analysis scaffolds to bring the C3 Framework's Inquiry Arc to life.

The Social Scientist's Toolbox

An easily adaptable and innovative curriculum program that utilizes Common Core State Standards as a framework to teach students how to analyze sources and develop their writing skills

Giving Our Students a Better Interactive Base in History

You can successfully implement project-based assessments(PBAs)! Learn easy ways to implement PBAs. Discover options to use when creating and assessing. Hear student reflections on their experiences with PBAs.

Academic Vocabulary to Support Rigor in the Classroom

In a literacy-rich classroom, consider the relationship between academic vocabulary and student success. Experience Marzano's theory put to practical application with high-return, high-retention strategies for the American history classroom.

They Love Us, They Love Us Not: What Students Really Think of Social Studies

Students are often viewed as having a dislike of social studies. This presentation explores the validity of this claim by analyzing student perception of social studies courses and pedagogy.

Dr. Seuss and Disney: Political Cartoons and Propaganda During World War II

Find a new and engaging way to integrate the Common Core ELA Standards into your class through the use of primary sources constructed by Dr. Seuss and Disney. Lessons provided.

Augmented Reality, Junior History Detectives, and the C3 Inquiry Arc

Augmented Reality (AR) provides teachers with access to historical sites that may no longer exist. This session explores how AR can leverage interest in local history and the C3 Inquiry Arc.


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