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U.S. History

Human Rights & History: Teaching with Comics, Simulations, and Documents

Interactive session demonstrating effective methods to engage students in the study of human rights. Includes employing and creating comic books/strips, written debates, webquests,oral histories, and simulations. Handouts provided.

Learning with Walt Disney: Primary Sources from WWII to Tomorrowland

Engage students with animation, popular culture, and history using primary sources illustrating Disney's influence on WWII, the 1964 World's Fair, and Tomorrowland. Explorations highlighting historical change, progress, propaganda, and technology!

Using FlipBoard in the Classroom

Flipboard is a Web 2.0 tool that will create a digital magazine that can be used as a textbook for individual units and lessons within the Social Studies Classroom

Teaching with Primary Sources and Emerging Technologies

The focus of this session will be on the use of primary sources and emerging technologies in social studies methods courses at the university level.

Building Unique Primary Source Sets to Make Standards Come Alive

Learn ways to challenge textbooks by using Library of Congress analysis tools. Looking through macro and micro lenses, participants will create unique Primary Source Sets. Leave with LOC materials.

Uniting SS Knowledge and Skills with CCSS: The Civil War

Fifth graders in a low socio-economic school become fully engaged in a Civil War study which unites CCSS, SS, and technology. Resources, including unit plan and bibliography, will be shared.

Reunion & Reflection: Multiple Perspectives on the Battle of Gettysburg

David McConaughy, Gettysburg attorney and President of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, led the charge to remember and preserve the battlefield for future generations. Why, and how did veterans respond?

But the Textbook Said...: Bringing Multiple Perspectives to Elementary Classrooms

Learn to implement two disciplinary literacy strategies: DBQs and OUTs. These strategies promote historical thinking, critical questioning, and inquiry through primary sources and multiple perspectives.

Racism in America: It's Not Just Black and White

Who was the first Asian elected to Congress? Why is this important? Film and discussion about the life of Dalip Singh Saund and his journey while living the American dream.

Celebrating Social Responsibility through Cinema and Character Education

This session will discuss how to explore the theme of social responsibility through character education and the critical analysis of film. Handouts and resources will be provided to all participants.

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