U.S. History

Making Invisible History Visible


How can students get involved in finding "untold stories" about African American History? This session helps schools engage students in civic learning experiences that center around preserving African American history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Room: 
240
session id: 
827
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Champion of Academic Freedom: A Tribute to Jack L. Nelson


This session sponsored by the NCSS Academic Freedom Community will offer a discussion of Jack Nelson’s contributions to social studies education and present a lifetime achievement award.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Room: 
241
session id: 
340
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Research at the Core of Social Studies Practice


NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on content-based literacy and evidence-based instruction will be presented.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC; Christine Baron, Boston University, MA; Theresa McCormick, Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, AL

Room: 
100
session id: 
47
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Engagement in Historical Content: An Invisible Problem to Beginning Teachers


This session explores novice history teachers' difficulties in engaging students into historical content and provides a framework to help teachers make explicit the value of history content for students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Anthony Tuf Francis, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, OH

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
674
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Deborah Watlington, University of Memphis, TN

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
527
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
45
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"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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jennifer Flores, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO; Roderick Laughman, Hollenbeck Middle School, St. Charles, MO

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
374
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
229
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary and Junior High, Bunker Hill, IL; Margaret Fredericksen, Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
783
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Lisa Gilbert, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
104
session id: 
474
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