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U.S. History

Abraham Lincoln and His World: Problems of Slavery and Eman

Abraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved presidents. His presidential decisions have left a variety of historical interpretations on his views of equality and his role in ending slavery.

Teacher Created Concept/Skill Based Curriculum: Finding a Common Ground

Through Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project, teachers from across the state have produced 670 K-12 curriculum samples based on the Colorado Academic Standards and the Common Core.

Use of Google's NGRAM to Explore the Civil Rights Movement

The use of Google's Ngram will be explored to create word maps connected to the civil rights movement.

Music, TV and Film: Giving History a Modern Feel

Integrate Common Core expectations with music , film, and TV! This interactive session provides easy to implement, hands-on strategies for engaging secondary students in history. Handouts provided.

Virgin Territory: The Reintroduction of National History Day to Montana

After a 25-year hiatus, National History Day is back in Montana and survey results indicate the program is making an impact on students' experiences in the social studies classroom.

Closing the Gap with Common Core and U.S. History

Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.

Questioning Stategies for American History and Meeting the Common Core

Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts provided.

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.

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.

Creating History Walks to Consider Social Justice

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

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