U.S. History

Preserving American Freedom: Primary Sources to Teach History and ELA


Preserving American Freedom, a new digital resource, explores U.S. history and civics through primary sources. Come learn how its design fosters teaching reading and writing in the social studies classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Beth Twiss Houting, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
408
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How to Select and Frame Historical and Contemporary Controversies to Promote High-Quality Discussion


Discussions that promote powerful learning about public issues need to be focused on important questions that help students explore core concepts, weigh empirical evidence, and deliberate tensions among core values.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Christopher Esposito, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
549
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Peace Table Talks: Bringing Historic Figures back to the Table


Transform your classroom Peace Table into a place for your students to rewrite history and resolve conflicts between historic figures. Social justice empowers students to envision a more peaceful future.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Mary Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
210
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Social Studies Comes Alive with Common Core


Understanding relationships between social studies and Common Core Literacy at the elementary level is essential. We will explore ways to use literacy strategies to enhance student understanding of U.S. history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Janet Armstrong, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US; Allison Horton, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
248
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Successes and Setbacks with Blended Learning in Middle/Secondary History Classrooms


Explore how using digital technology and authoring tools supported a history curriculum and a shift to the Common Core. Receive free digital tools and a middle school U.S. history curriculum.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Brianna Lawrence, NYC Department of Education, New York, NY, US; Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
466
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Abolitionists Debate: Multiple Perspectives Leading up to the Civil War


Participants will be presented with a primary-source-rich unit plan examining events prior to the Civil War from multiple perspectives within the Abolitionist movement, structured around five in-class debates.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Debra Sands-Holden, The King School, Stamford, CT, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
663
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Historiography in the Methods Course: Evaluating Local Historical Commemorations


Presenters discuss efforts to prepare secondary teachers who can engage students with historical thinking and historiography, and they describe a methods course project designed to develop these skills and strategies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Presenters: 

Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US; Ashley Woodson, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
275
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Sustainable Social Studies are Powerful and Authentic with PASS


PASS is a NCSS professional development program based on principles of authentic intellectual work that keeps social studies sustainable. This session introduces the PASS criteria, standards and rubrics.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Joseph Braun, National Council for the Social Studies, Carmel, CA, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
166
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Digital Alternatives to Textbooks: What are my Options


Digital resources are poised to replace the traditional textbook in your classroom. Come to learn about options available to you in the areas of U.S. and World History.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Aaron Willis, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
396
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Getting Down to the Core: Analyzing and Developing Arguments


Practice effective and proven strategies to assist students in identifying the core components of argumentative writing and making explicit and clear connections between claims, reasoning, evidence, and counterclaims, as outlined in the Common Core State Standards.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Sarah Brown, Spanish Springs High School, Sparks, NV, US; Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV, US

Room: 
104
session id: 
472
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