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U.S. History

Challenges and Triumphs of Teaching Human Rights in U.S. Schools

Youth face racism, poverty and violence in their communities, but we often teach human rights as 'over there'. Develop strategies to connect students' in understanding human rights here and now.

By Land or Sea: Creating a Collaborative Field-Based Enrichment module

Attendees will be exposed to the construction of collaborative curriculum through the use of student-oriented and led project modules that encourage engagement and immersion in fieldwork activities.

Nurturing the American Dialogue: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Join panelists to problem-solve through simulations the events leading to the American Revolution. Embrace the story of America and connect issues from the past to the present.

Casing History: Student Analysis of Significant Court Cases in History

Casing History transforms legal history into dynamic opportunities for student analysis of critical Supreme Court decisions; these court cases directed the course of America's history.

Was America's Revolutionary Spirit Built on Hope, Grit and Effort?

Elementary historians will investigate the American and Industrial Revolutions as products of hope, grit and effort using Thinking Like a Historian Document Analysis, History Alive Strategies and Flipped Instruction

Writing History: Meaningful Writing and Feedback in Social Studies

How can writing experiences facilitate student mastery of standards? Get the answer and more in this workshop on writing in the history classroom. High-impact feedback strategies will be highlighted.

Exploring Student Activism through History -- The 1960s

Student activism in the 1960s resulted in lasting change that helped shape contemporary society. This session explores three student-led movements to expand education as well as specific learning strategies.

An Argument for Freedom- For a Girl and her Country

Pair historical fiction, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, with primary and secondary sources to help deepen understanding of the Revolutionary time period and produce an alternative research paper.

Heightening Visual Literacy: Using Art as Text in US History

Love that image? Not sure how to use it? Need something to make a text-heavy lesson POP? This presentation demonstrates and provides materials for incorporating visual literacy in your classroom.

Raising your Voice in Class: Spoken Word for Social Change

Spoken word poetry creates an outlet for students to address controversial issues in an engaging way. Attendees will gain knowledge of how to incorporate this pedagogical practice into their classroom.

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