U.S. History

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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The 9/11 Dilemma—What Students Know about September 11


What do our students know about the events of September 11, 2001? What should they know, and why? This workshop provides strategies to address a cataclysmic event in U.S. history.

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

Christy Holt, Manatee County Public Schools, Bradenton, FL, US; Mark Pearcy, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, US

Room: 
131
session id: 
823
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Teaching Project-Based Learning with the Who Speaks? Digital Archive


Attendees will explore the Who Speaks for the Negro? digital archive with a focus on project-based learning using primary sources. Strong connections will be made to Common Core Standards.

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

Mona Frederick, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US; Andrew Hostetler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US; Miriam Martin, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
52
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Heroines on Horseback: Packhorse Librarians and Frontier Nurses of Appalachia


Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. This interactive session will explore the story of nurses and librarians who heroically served Appalachian communities on horseback. Lesson materials provided.

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

Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
342
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Beyond Biography: Rethinking Women’s History Month to Inspire Civic Action


Explore a technology- and literacy-driven approach to Women’s History Month, promoting active citizenship, civic leadership, and collaborative biography. Participants receive lesson plans, graphic organizers, and resources for the elementary classroom.

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

Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN, US; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jessica Staudt, Harding Elementary, Mason City, IA, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
335
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