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U.S. History

Teaching Human Rights through Popular Music

Participants will become familiar with popular songs associated with American human rights struggles from the past and present. Participants will utilize the songs studied in sample inquiry activities.

21 Lessons to Engage the 21st Century Learner

Transfer skills are essential to our 21st century learners. Attend this session to engage in 21 lesson ideas to support our learners across Social Studies disciplines.

Academic Service Learning In Action Using Informal Education

A regional living history museum provides an engaging backdrop that highlights service learning opportunities for university education students to teach low SES students about diverse Louisiana cultures.

Why Don't They Say What They Mean? Middle School DBQs

Have you tried teaching middle school friendly primary sources or DBQs (document-based questions)? Explore materials successfully used with students to teach the Declaration of Independence and primary sources it inspired.

Alexander Hamilton - Visionary or Villain?

Alexander Hamilton's vision for the United States often clashed with others but his actions placed the United States on a path to economic growth and prosperity.

Web 2.0 Tools to Scaffold Inquiry about Women's Suffrage

Using the Women's suffrage primary source set from the Library of Congress, participants will explore Web 2.0 tools to support using digital primary sources and scaffold student inquiry.

Recent Research on the Vietnam War

New published scholarship about the Vietnam War challenges older views and prompts expanded understanding of that conflict. Participants will receive information developed by the annual USS Midway Institute for Teachers.

Academic Vocabulary to Support Rigor in the Classroom

In a literacy-rich classroom, consider the relationship between academic vocabulary and student success. Experience Marzano's theory put to practical application with high-return, high-retention strategies for the American History classroom.

Writing Historical Narratives Using Library of Congress Primary Source Sets

Students will develop their historical thinking and writing skills as they write their own historical narratives using primary source sets from the Library of Congress.

The Social Scientist's Toolbox

An easily adaptable and innovative curriculum program that utilizes CCSS as a framework to teach students how to analyze sources and develop their writing skills


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