Participants will handle and examine actual primary documents, photos, letters, and objects in order to piece together the life of WWI Private 1st Class Joshua Bates.
This session introduces attendees to several methods, including use of several insightful primary sources, for teaching about Asian immigration to the United States in the late 1800s.
Learn how to use Wikis to create interactive projects; create a Ning.com network for digital social interaction in your class; Use Google Forms to create digital DBQs.
Teachers routinely face students who ask, "why are we learning this?" This session prepares teachers to foster purpose-based student learning of U.S. History. Examples focus on the Civil Rights Movement.
Through guided investigation, participants will consider how digital primary sources make social studies more relevant. We will examine constructed narrative history and how sources preserve or challenge social themes.
This innovative presentation will incorporate easy-to-use cell-phone technology into your classroom. The time has come to get our students sharing, interacting, and engaged. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Technology in the classroom can be a vital tool in creating student understanding. Using webquests, digital archives, and multimedia sources we will explore the Great Migration.
The Pledge of Allegiance celebrates its 120th anniversary this year but â€œunder Godâ€ has only been included since 1954. Why has this brief phrase been the focus of such scrutiny?
Students can learn about Native American tribes through stories of people and place. Washington State has an online tribal sovereignty curriculum and this culturally relevant resource list provides context.
Understandings of chronology and time are foundational to making sense of history. This presentation offers elementary teachers multiple activities for engaging students in developing a sense of chronology.