U.S. History

Teaching Vietnam to the Next Generation: New Sources, Effective Strategies


The workshop will offer effective, classroom-tested strategies and primary sources to enrich teaching of the war. We will explore music, White House tapes, Vietnamese materials, and other sources and exercises.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Brad Austin, Salem State University, Salem, MA, US; Matthew Masur, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, US; John Tully, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
517
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Teaching the Kennedy Assassination and its Legacy: Primary Source Lessons


Connect with the education department of The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas to learn strategies for weaving the Museum’s collection of historic photographs, documents, films and oral histories into engaging teaching tools. Learn how to access the materials shown during the living history presentation and related primary-source lesson plans on the JFK assassination and its legacy.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX, US; Sharron Conrad, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, TX, US; Ani Simmons, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, TX, US

Room: 
274
session id: 
703
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More than a Song and Dance: The 1920's through Culture


Two lesson plans focus on the 1920's using culture. First is an Advanced Placement lesson on gender and culture and second, a pre-AP level lesson focusing on an overview of culture.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Michael Hill, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US; Christopher Saxton, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US

Room: 
262
session id: 
705
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WANTED: New Ways to Assess Student Understanding in History


Existing assessments in history do not align with current instructional methods. Combined with an increased emphasis on literacy in the Common Core, new ways to assess student understanding are needed.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Mark Stout, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
170
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Making Common Core Commonplace: Using Visuals to Accommodate Literacy Standards


Visual literacy strategies to meet Common Core Literacy Standards, focusing on U.S. and world history topics. A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Mark Newman, National Louis University, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
428
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“ . . . under God” Examining the Historic Change to the Pledge


The Pledge of Allegiance is over 150 years old, but “under God” has only been included since 1954. Come investigate the events and context behind this historic change.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US; Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US; Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
169
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Passport to Danger and Diplomacy: Fact, Fiction, and International Intrigue


Explore the world of foreign affairs and learn how to combine fiction, memoirs, and primary sources to enhance learning in this unique, interactive session. Exclusive resources and lessons for participants.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Sarah Carr, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Millersville, MD, US; Susan Holly, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, US; Sarah Winchester, Heritage Preparatory Charter School, Atlanta, GA, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
384
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Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom


How do you get your students to write about history without falling flat or plagiarizing? Learn the strategies you need using primary sources.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Kate Coombs, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Kaysville, UT, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
392
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Museum Crawl: Examining Texts while Thinking Like a Historian


Instead of simply looking at a lot of old stuff, turn any museum visit into a means of examining a variety of texts to stimulate inquiry and historical thinking.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Dana Karraker, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US

Room: 
280
session id: 
357
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Inside My New Interactive Notebook: Linking CCSS and Digital Literacy


Replace drab, uninspired student notebooks with technology-blended interactive notebooks. Engage students in manipulating information about social studies standards using several types of writing and innovative graphic techniques. Ready-to-use resources provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, US; Amy Horton, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
368
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