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U.S. History

Poetry in Social Studies

For this content do you have the time?What about teaching it through rhyme?Learning through poetry can be lots of fun.And students learn content when you are done.

Thinking Historically & Responsive Teaching: Practice-Based Teacher Development

Learn to use a practice-based approach to history teacher education/professional development that promotes classroom instruction grounded in historical reasoning and formative assessment.

The Pen and the Sword: Elevating Student Writing in History

Re-imagine the writing process to create a framework for thesis-driven essays that include four key techniques to marry evidence with analysis, greatly improving student writing in both cogency and effectiveness.

Listen my Friend and You Shall Hear... the Truth!

Paul Revere's famous ride, embellished by poets, artists, and others for over two centuries, provides an ideal context for developing historical inquiry, source evaluation, and interdisciplinary learning.

Using GIS to Promote Geo-Historical Inquiry in the History Classroom

Learn how to transform your instruction by using GIS to interactively question,analyze,and visualize geographic connections in the history classroom. Free maps, software,lesson plans,and tips/tricks will be shared.

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.

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.

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.

Real World History: Creating and Leading an Applied History Course

Join the students, course instructor, and museum staff involved in an innovative high school applied history course created and led by Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington, DC.

ELLs in the Social Studies: Eight Strategies that Improve Instruction

English Language Learners (ELLs) are a growing demographic with specific educational and linguistic needs. Our workshop reviews eight essential strategies that social studies teachers can use to improve their instruction.

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