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U.S. History

Young Children Write about the Here and Now: Powerful Historical Literacy

Inspire and scaffold historical literacy by engaging youngsters in inquiry-based learning. Learning history about the here and now through familiar people, places, and events, children research and write about history.

P-20 Goals: Operating the Social Studies under Common Ideals

Standards, Goals, Objectives, and other labels are used across the Social Studies. These are often directed to unique grade levels, this session will discuss the results of common P-20 goals.

High-Quality, Student-Created Documentaries Using iMovie

Student-created documentaries using iMovie or Movie Maker. Best practices for teaching the technology and for adding the narration. A step-by-step quick-start guide will be provided.

Becoming a Detective: Reading and Writing about History about

Encourage your students to become historical detectives while strengthening reading, writing, and thinking skills. Participate in classroom-ready ideas to experience an inquiry approach to historical investigation and evidence-based learning.

Never too much Drama for the Classroom!

Plays, skits, and re-enactments! Classroom veteran will share popular teacher created materials to liven up your lessons and give students experiences they will remember!

Difference Makers: Jackie Robinson, Sports, and the Civil Rights Movement

Many sports personalities have advanced democracy and ignited social change in America. These heroic figures paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement. Resources and strategies will be distributed.

Secrets Revealed: National History Day Judges on How to Win

Ever wonder what National History Day judges are thinking as they score projects? In this session, participants explore the results of surveys and interviews with 10 National History Day judges.

Witches Cast Spells over the Formation of Early Government

Time, who has time. Comprehensive lesson plan on early government to include in your curriculum so do not eliminate the Salem Witch Trials!

Why Learn about History? Connecting the Past to the Present

Using children's books, primary sources, video and computer programs, participants will connect integrated units related to voting rights, immigration, and discrimination in history, to current events with student created projects.

Quick Writes as a Tool for Assessing Students Historical Thinking

Explore methods to assess students'historical thinking. Using student work, participants will develop facility with the use of Quick Writes as a tool to measure student student's historical thinking skills.

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