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U.S. History

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

Integrating Vintage Maps into the History Curriculum

Vintage maps reflect the cultural, social, political and economic values of an era. Participants will explore strategies to incorporate 19th-century maps of Africa and the Mississippi into the curriculum.

Developing Creative Historical Thinking

Discover research-proven methods to incorporate 21st century skills of creativity, historical thinking, collaboration, and innovation in a middle school history classroom. Includes examples of student products, discussions and technology.

Civil Rights: More than a Bus and a Dream

This exploration of civil rights leaders beyond Dr. King enables critical evaluation of leadership and its challenges. Teachers will leave with a great multi-day, standards-based lesson and an all-inclusive DVD.

Uniting Social Studies Knowledge and Skills with the Common Core The Civil War

Fifth graders in a low socio-economic school become fully engaged in a Civil War study which unites Common Core State Standards, social studies, and technology. Resources, including unit plan and bibliography, will be shared.

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.

Long Live Rock and Roll!

Interactive website on the history of rock music, the causes and effects and the changes it brought about in American culture during the Cold War.

You've Got Issues...You Just Didn't Know it!

Participants will learn how to issue-ize their existing instructional units in American history and world history by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement, understanding and responsibility.

Learning with Walt Disney: Primary Sources from World War II to Tomorrowland

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

Says Who? Teaching Students to Evaluate Multiple Historical Truths

Participants will engage in a historical thinking activity that aligns to the shifts in Social Studies with emphasis on the evaluation of evidence and we will experience engaging best practices!


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