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U.S. History

Engagement in Historical Content: An Invisible Problem to Beginning Teachers

This session explores novice history teachers' difficulties in engaging students into historical content and provides a framework to help teachers make explicit the value of history content for students.

The New Frontier: Transforming Elementary-Secondary Classrooms with the iPad

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.

Promoting Primary Documents in Your National History Day Classroom

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.

"Show Me" How to Think and Read Historically

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.

Climbing the Family Tree to Historical Thinking

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.

Primary Sources and LOC.GOV as a Gateway to Common Core

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.

Teaching about Slavery: Insights from a Museum-Based Teacher Cohort

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.

Teaching American History through Art at the MFA, Boston

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.

The Common Core in the History Classroom: Sources and Strategies

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.

Abraham Lincoln and His World: Problems of Slavery and Eman

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.


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