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.
Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT, US
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.
Tim Bailey, The GIlder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, NY, US
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses one of the finest collections of American art. Learn how you can use the museum as a resource while meeting Common Core standards.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, US
Using works of art from the 1913 Armory Show and primary sources covering concurrent social movements, participants will learn strategies to address the instructional shifts demanded by the CCSS.
Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, US
Discover archival documents and stories to represent the humanity of the enslaved, challenge your students’ thinking, and maintain sensitivity to racial dynamics in the classroom. Approaches tested for grades K-12.
Lisa Gilbert, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis, MO, US
Experience classroom activities utilizing music and movie excerpts that help explain and interpret historical events in diverse ways for diverse learners. Packets of 100+ ideas provide resources for immediate use.
Judith Failoni, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, US; Ed Wright, Brentwood High School, St. Louis, MO, US
Elementary teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston, IL, US; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL, US
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA, US
North America witnessed major events 250 years ago: Britain took over New France, Pontiac rebelled, a line was drawn. Introduce these events through lessons, maps, primary and secondary resources.
Dean June, Geneseo SUNY, Attica, NY, US; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield (QC) High School, Pincourt, PQ, CANADA; Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, US
Teachers will use primary sources from Susan B. Anthony’s trial for illegally voting in the 1872 presidential election to make Common Core connections and teach students to work for social justice.
Kenneth Anthony, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, US