Explore Oh Freedom! (AfricanAmericanArt.si.edu), a new Smithsonian website that uses artwork to teach about the Civil Rights movement. Create and share lessons, use the interactive timeline, collect images, and more.
How would you survive in a New World? Come experience a simulation unit about England's early colonization and its effect on Native Americans. Handouts include lessons based on Primary Sources.
Examine techniques for engaging students through personal narrative, varying modes of learning, and integrating disciplines. Explore a unit from planning to closure, focusing on meaningful activities and integrated assessment.
Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.
Graphic novels can be used effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners including English learners and students with special needs. Student-made graphic novels and rubrics will be shared.
The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.
How can we design professional learning that directly impacts instruction? Presenters will share a model that effectively mixes historical scholarship, innovative pedagogy, and classroom experiments to turn theory into practice.
Free curricula, film modules, and a mobile app reveal how different cultural groups are acknowledged in American history, media, and culture--and empowers students to contribute to history-making themselves.
This is how reform happens: participants will draft model petitions to bring about change based on documents highlighting ills of the Gilded Age.
The strategy of "Say, Mean, Matter" allows students to actively participate in critical thinking and writing about primary sources. It is easy to implement and can be used immediately.