This session explores novice history teachers' difficulties in engaging students into historical content and provides a framework to help teachers make explicit the value of history content for students.
Anthony Tuf Francis, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, OH
The iPad is poised on the edge of revolutionizing technology use in the classroom. This session presents innovative teaching strategies using iPads to integrate literacy in the Social Studies classroom.
Deborah Watlington, University of Memphis, TN
Come and see how to use primary source documents in National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered, 21st century classroom.
Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA
The workshop will provide strategies for using think alouds and annotating of documents in middle and high school classrooms. Examples of assignments and rubrics will be provided.
Jennifer Flores, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO; Roderick Laughman, Hollenbeck Middle School, St. Charles, MO
Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.
Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH
The Common Core has become the new “west” in education. Learn strategies to search the Library of Congress Website and teach with primary sources to promote reading and writing skills.
Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary and Junior High, Bunker Hill, IL; Margaret Fredericksen, Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
Discover archival documents and stories to represent the humanity of the enslaved, challenge your students’ thinking, and maintain sensitivity to racial dynamics in the classroom. Approaches tested for grades K-12.
Lisa Gilbert, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses one of the finest collections of American art. Learn how you can use the museum as a resource while meeting Common Core standards.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Using works of art from the 1913 Armory Show and primary sources covering concurrent social movements, participants will learn strategies to address the instructional shifts demanded by the CCSS.
Mia Nagawiecki, New York Historical Society, New York, NY
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.
Howard Krug, Vanguard Collegiate High School, Rochester, NY