Learn to use primary sources from the World Digital Library; teach students how to analyze and explore written and visual works from the golden age of Islamic achievement.
Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR; Sarah Standish, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR
History comes alive with primary sources, which offer a close-up view into the past. This session presents thematic sets of Library of Congress materials, selected for world history classrooms.
Natalie Arsenault, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Christopher Rose, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Rachel Meyer, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Participants will examine, align, and identify student literacy needs based on assessment data in order to provide the most appropriate and effective instructional strategies for reading in the Social Studies.
Roderick Zano, Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, VA
How does learning about the past go beyond chronology? Join us for a concept-learning approach to a global recurrence: revolutions. Learn how creating historical generalizations makes history unforgettable.
Kelly Kindl, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Bianca Schamberger, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Greg Hamot, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
This session introduces the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History, featuring extensive online resources: primary sources, teachers' guides, lesson plans with sound pedagogy and Webquests for developing critical thinking skills.
Merna Forster, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Imagine students devouring history: reading documents, taking notes, intense huddled-discussions. Participants will create standard-aligned, hands-on lessons and leave with ancient artifact replicas and strategies to engage low socioeconomic students.
James Dewey, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Martell Beth, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Tony Dangerfield, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA
We will present a lesson for middle school world history to demonstrate instruction using multiple texts, cross text analysis, and the development of evidence-based claims by students.
Kimberly Hase Galek, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI; Amy Bloom, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI
This poster presentation focuses on developing field trips using the Benchmarks of Historical Thinking. I will share my development of a field trip and activities for pre-service student teachers.
Andrea Webb, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Primary Source and the Asia Society present an interactive session for middle and secondary teachers. Participants will explore a variety of content-rich primary sources for teaching Afghan history and culture.
Grace Norman, Asia Society, New York, New York; Liz Howald, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA
Global interdependence has been developing for over a millennium. This session explores the concept of interdependence and traces goods traded around the Indian Ocean that led to today's globalization.
Susan Douglass, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC