U.S. History

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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History as Biostory through Children’s Literature


The presentation will focus on strategies for teaching biographical information about historical figures through children’s literature. Five strategies will be described and modeled. Resources will be provided for the strategies.

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

Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US; William Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Michael Lewis, Loudon County Schools, Loudon, TN, US; Nefertari Yancie, Huffman Middle School, Birmingham, AL, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
11
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Building Future Leaders through Filmmaking: History, Film and Citizenship at YoungCitizens.ca


Through the Young Citizens video program, students in Canada explore history, learn new skills and make connections throughout the country. Discover how your students can reach new heights through filmmaking.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Joanna Dawson, Canada's History Society, Winnipeg, MB, CA

Room: 
105
session id: 
765
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Effective or Fake Integration: Developing Powerful Social Studies/ Writing Lessons!


Participants will examine effective integration of Social Studies and Common Core Standards. Strategies for improving teacher candidates’ abilities to create effective integration will be shared. Participants will receive example lessons.

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

Amy Good, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US; Tracy Rock, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US

Room: 
261
session id: 
858
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