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.
Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR; Kristin Dutcher, Mann University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
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.
Rich Loosbrock, Ed Crowther, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
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.
Steve Beasley, Sherry Owens, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX
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
Digital resources are poised to replace the traditional textbook in your classroom. Come to learn about options available to you in the areas of US and World History.
Aaron Willis, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA
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.
Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA; Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, San Francisco, CA
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
Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.
Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
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.
Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO
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.
Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC