U.S. History

Social Studies Strategies that Get to the Core of Learning


The Instruction Community shares several “teacher-tested” best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiating instruction and closing the achievement gap.

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

Janie Hubbard, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Joel Rothblatt, School for Visual Arts and Humanities, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
313
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Team Based Learning: Putting the Spark into Content Area Reading


The ability to analyze text is critical for literacy development in social studies classes. Participate in an engaging strategy and assessment that promotes student collaboration and deeper comprehension of texts.

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

Angie Davis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Colby Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; Elisabeth McCulley, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; David Osman, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
241
session id: 
724
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Looking through the Kaleidoscope: Investigating Multiple Perspectives with Preservice Teachers


Literacy inquiry stations, which integrate social studies and literacy, can powerfully teach multiple perspectives. Learn how to use them with preservice teachers, and leave with resources to get you started.

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

Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
546
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Creating and Sustaining a History Book Club for Professional Development


This session discusses a joint professional development effort of Little Rock School District and the History Department faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR, US; Kristin Dutcher Mann, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, US; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
726
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Socratic Seminar for Social Justice Conversation


Socratic Seminar is facilitated discussion that teaches students to ask questions, engage in dialogue, and to understand complex content. It's an excellent way to engage in issues of social justice.

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

Brian Gibbs, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
447
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Making Invisible History Visible


How can students get involved in finding "untold stories" about African American History? This session helps schools engage students in civic learning experiences that center around preserving African American history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, US; Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
827
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You've Got Issues...You Just Didn't Know It!


Participants will learn how to "issue-ize" their existing instructional units in American history and world history by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement and understanding.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Ronald Evans, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, US; William Fernekes, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, US; Arlene Gardner, New Jersey Center for Civic Education, Piscataway, NJ, US; Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, US; Kim Koeppen, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, US; Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Johnstown, PA, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
457
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Creating History Walks to Consider Social Justice


March with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., consider the needs of your students, and feature a variety of primary source materials as you differentiate content, the classroom process and student products.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Steve Beasley, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX, US; Sherry Owens, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
469
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Teaching about Fred Korematsu and the Japanese American WWII Internment


Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, will share her father’s story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” and Korematsu Institute curriculum.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA, US; Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, San Francisco, CA, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
647
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Beyond the Boundaries: Using Sports to Teach American History


By using primary source materials, Drs. Loosbrock and Crowther demonstrate how sports history can be used to teach larger themes in American history, such as gender, ethnicity, urbanization, and economics.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Ed Crowther, Adams State University, Adams State University, CO, US; Rich Loosbrock, Adams State University/NCAA, Alamosa, CO, US

Room: 
131
session id: 
691
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