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U.S. History

Historical Inquiry for All: Strategies for Reaching All Learners K-5

Learn how to captivate elementary school students with powerful, inquiry-based history lessons! Strategies for reaching all learners and age groups will be presented. Curriculum materials will be provided!

Casing History: Student Analysis of Significant Court Cases in History

Casing History transforms legal history into dynamic opportunities for student analysis of critical Supreme Court decisions; these court cases directed the course of America's history.

Exploring Student Activism through History -- The 1960s

Student activism in the 1960s resulted in lasting change that helped shape contemporary society. This session explores three student-led movements to expand education as well as specific learning strategies.

Pondering the Progressives

Analyzing the key players, reforms efforts, and court cases of the Progressive Era will illuminate the role this period has played in helping shape the United States today.

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.

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.

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.

Eyewitness to History: Madison Washington's Successful Slave Revolt

Students have heard of Prosser's Rebellion, Denmark Vessey, and Nat Turner. But have they heard of Madison Washington and the Creole Revolt? No? Then they should!

Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans & Domestic Slave Trade

This clinic will focus on human rights and teaching controversy utilizing Purchased Lives an exhibit on the domestic slave trade, related teacher workshops, lesson plans, field trips and educational programs.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor--Empathy Through Experiential Education

History must become more than dead people and dates for children to grasp the importance of learning the past. This session will explore using experiential education to teach historical empathy.


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