U.S. History

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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Fighting for Equality: Exploring Civil Rights through the Common Core


This interactive session explores an elementary civil rights text set and activities used to integrate social studies and Common Core ELA standards in meaningful ways that deepen social studies understandings.

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

Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, US; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
348
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Research at the Core of Social Studies Practice


NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on content-based literacy and evidence-based instruction will be presented.

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

Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Christine Baron, Boston University, Boston, MA, US; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, US; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina

Room: 
100
session id: 
47
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Fostering Meaningful Student Vocabulary Learning in Middle School Classrooms


We will explore the vocabulary demands of textbooks, engage participants in learning instructional strategies that increase students’ long-lasting understanding, and share our research that reveals students’ perceptions of vocabulary learning.

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

Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO, US; Patrick Brown, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
459
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Pop Culture in Social Studies: Using Superheroes to Engage Students


Familiar formats like superheroes, trading cards and action figures engage and motivate students. These strategies immerse students in social studies via pop culture, and help build Common Core connections.

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

Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
293
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Teaching Literacy through History: Integrating History and the Common Core


The Gilder Lehrman Teaching Literacy through History program demonstrates how to integrate primary sources and Common Core literacy skills using research-based pedagogy and seminal American history documents.

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

Tim Bailey, The GIlder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, NY, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
389
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