World War I laid the social and political fault lines of our world. Rediscover this war. Enhance your curriculum and encourage critical thinking with free multi-media resources and primary sources.
Lisa Pennington, Virginia Tech, Blackburg, VA, US; Amanda Williams, The MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA, US
The 50th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom invites us to re-examine Dr. King’s words and challenge students to explore contemporary struggles for justice.
Clayborne Carson, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, US; Andrea Spero, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, US
This session will provide elementary social studies teachers with 10 strategies that they can use to incorporate literacy into their social studies lessons.
Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, US
Working with informational text, the CSI approach–Compare sources to Support and Inform positions—incorporates the demands of the Common Core and encourages best practice in the social studies.
Michell Anderson, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US; Karen Pezzolla, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US; Christine Ross, Felician College, Rutherford, NJ, US
Share an innovative curriculum framework that focuses social science instruction intentionally on inquiry methods, the analysis of texts, and the effective communication of thoughts and ideas while implementing the CCSS-H/SS.
Gary McNaney, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Martin Moe, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Monica Swope, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US
Do your students like to shop? Is the economy confusing? Use corporate histories to tell the story of America and how companies have bettered, or burdened, our nation over time.
Chris Etchechury, Pearson, Acton, MA, US
Myths are expressed in stories, images, and folk tales, reflecting society and its values. Do they actually reflect our values? Do they represent an ideal? Do they represent historical reality?
Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Bill Sullivan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
This session will explore primary sources related to the landmark case U.S. v. Rosenberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.
Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC, US
Presenters will make history real by discussing the value of IVC. Participants will experience how IVC can make topics as the Social Justice story of Dred Scott come full circle.
Jack Matheson, History Live/Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, US
Garrison, Brown and Douglass. King and Alabama clergymen. Come learn about the nation’s ongoing dialogue about equality and social justice from the perspective of historical figures and their writings.
Tom Barker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US