How did antebellum abolitionists use the rhetoric of the Revolution in their reform efforts? We’ll use documents to explore how the theme of freedom connects multiple eras in American history.
Elizabeth Lambert, Miscoe Hill School, Mendon, MA, US; Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, US; Jayne Gordon, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, US
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Michael Hill, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US; Christopher Saxton, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US
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.
Mark Stout, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD, US
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.
Mark Newman, National Louis University, Chicago, IL, US
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.
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
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.
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
How do you get your students to write about history without falling flat or plagiarizing? Learn the strategies you need using primary sources.
Kate Coombs, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Kaysville, UT, US
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.
Dana Karraker, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US