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U.S. History

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.

New Orleans: An American Odyssey

This is a bus and walking tour that includes the French Quarter, the Garden District, Chalmette Battlefield, Katrina devastation, and the World War II Museum.

The C3 Foundry 2.0: Building the Inquiry Design Model

This clinic will examine the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), a unique approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials featuring questions, tasks, and sources while relying on teacher expertise and experience.

Say What? Creating Socially Responsible Citizens in Urban Middle Schools

Foster the promotion of socially responsible young citizens in an urban middle school by creating and initiating innovative lessons driven by student interest in current social issues and events.

Defending Slavery: Using Contested Perspectives to Teach the Peculiar Institution

How can students comprehend the perspectives of those who defended slavery? This workshop emphasizes social studies disciplinary literacy in analyzing the evolving perspective of slaveowners.

Superheroes in Gotham: Comic Books in Historical Context

What do comics teach us about the past? Using sources from the exhibition Superheroes in Gotham, participants will examine the history of comic books through the lens of social responsibility.


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