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U.S. History

A Nineteenth Century Rosa Parks: Using Documents to Promote Historical Empathy

Rosa Parks is a familiar historical figure, but who was Elizabeth Jennings? This presentation includes strategies on how to promote historical empathy by using documents to assess Jennings' historical contributions.

Resources for Teaching about the Thirteenth Amendment

December 6, 2015 marks the sesquicentennial of the Thirteenth Amendment. This presentation provides teachers with the latest scholarly and practical instructional resources to help them teach about the amendment and its legacy.

Transforming Your Classroom through Experiences in the Mississippi Delta

Come experience the Mississippi Delta through slideshows, film, song, realia, and food samples. Participants will see, hear, smell, touch, and taste a sampling of diverse elements that converge in the Delta. Luther Brown who created the NEH MS Delta, describes the Delta as both a place and a mindset: ‘The Delta is also the American story shrunk in time and space.” The dichotomies of the Delta fuel active lessons that touch students deeply. Panelists will share these K-12 lessons taught in their classrooms across America, and share links for a wealth of additional lessons and background material available online. Find out how to participate in the NEH Landmarks Workshop: Mississippi Delta: the Most Southern Place on Earth, and how you can order the Emmett Till traveling museum panels that can transform your students’ school year.​

Bridging the Divide: Lessons from a School District/University Partnership

Participants will explore curricular materials and professional development tools created by Los Angeles Unified School District and the Stanford History Education Group to support the integration of disciplinary literacy into history classrooms.

Water: More Precious than Gold in Montana

Two Montana teachers using oral histories, primary documents, and treaties to explore Crow peoples' interaction with Anglos will show how to develop questions and plan inquiries (C3 Framework). Multiple resources will be available.

Exploring Story in History: Integrating History and English Language Arts

This presentation and discussion provides an overview of our interdisciplinary, collaborative America's Story program, with a synopsis of curriculum, highlights of successful activities and assessments, and future plans.

Rebels with Cause ...Kill the Drill, Bring Back the Joy

Tired of drill and kill? Learn ways to eradicate death by documents and eliminate not this again. Breathe life into your curriculum with engaging activities that still meet national standards.

Introduction to the Southern Freedom Movement

Step into the Mississippi freedom movement. By the time you leave, you will have a lesson to introduce students to the organization beyond the mass marches.

Social Studies and edTPA

edTPA is a fast-growing national preservice teacher performance assessment. If you work in higher education, come learn how to best support your candidates in social studies tasks 1-3.

Listening to History: Creating Oral Histories to Explore Social Issues

Oral history allows students to be active, engaged participants in their education. By using primary sources and interviews, social issues that relate to the current standards can be explored.


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