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General Sessions

More than 50 exciting sessions are available to conference-goers at our Teaching the Past for Tomorrow Conference.  Download a printable copy of this list here.

  • An Inquiry into Close Reading | Gayle Cribb and Cynthia Greenleaf
  • Arguing to Learn | Gayle Cribb and Cynthia Greenleaf
  • Bridging the Divide: Lessons from a school district-university partnership to support inquiry-based history education | Brad Fogo; Elaina Garza; Kieley Jackson
  • Bring the Past Alive through Literature, Primary Source Documents and Hands-On Activities | Nancy Rogers-Zegarra; Molly Snider; Carla Peterson
  • California History-Social Science Framework | Kristen Cruz-Allen; Stacey Greer; Ken McDonald; Tom Adams
  • Capitalizing on Common Core for True Interdisciplinary Inquiry | Mary Hendra
  • Chavez Ravine: Narratives of e-razing and resistance | Sara Quezada and Brenda Magana
  • Collaborative Conversations in the History Classroom: Historical thinking as discourseMarika Manos
  • Connecting the Then and Now: Strategies for teaching history through analysis of current events | Matthew Green
  • Cooking Up Strategies to Spice Up Your Lessons and Stir Up Student Engagement! | Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Cuellar
  • Creating Critical Thinkers: Teach students to raise questions, challenge  assumptions, and read history in context | Dayna Wells and Emmalee Briggs
  • Critical History: History and the Common Core | Andrew Pegan
  • Critical Media Literacy as a Tool for Understanding the Past, Present, and Future | Jeff Share
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive History Teaching and Learning |Nicole Lusiani Elliott
  • Designing Common Core Lessons for the Cold War Blueprint | Adrienne Karyadi
  • Developing Academic Conversationalists | Jessica Williams and Pam Tindall
  • Digital Discovery: Using technology to explore the past | Joanna Murray
  • Do you Dare? Teaching tough topics and challenging the traditional narrative | Autry Presentation | Rebeka Harding; Katherine Krieger; Rebecca Kahn
  • ELLs Reading, Thinking and Writing Like Historians | Debra Schneider and Tom O’Hara
  • Encounters with Tobacco: The Development of the Virginia Colony | Jennifer Brouhard and Emily Richards
  • Engage Students to Bring Primary Sources to Life in Cross Curricular CCSS Classrooms with Mobile Learning | Lucianne Brown and Susan Lynch
  • Engaging All Learners | Robin Sischo
  • English Language Learners | Emma Hipolito
  • Exploring Cross Curricular Integration:  Using the age of discovery to develop narrative writing | Hilary Mark and Andrew Schneider
  • Flipping the Classroom in a Social Science Setting | Kathy O’Neill
  • Get Graphic! | KE Hones
  • Globalizing the Common Core Medieval Asia | Daniel Diaz
  • Gold Mountain, Angel Island, and Paper sons: Chinese immigrants in America 1848-1943 | Carol Pixton and Lois Chung
  • Governing Empires: The Roman and Han Empires | Alison Waterman
  • Historical Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom:  Successes and challenges | Lisa Hutton and Linda Kidd
  • Historical Significance | Emily Richards
  • History Assessment and the Common Core | Nicole Gilbertson
  • History Education in the Elementary School Today: A portrait of one teacher's practice | Ryan Hughes
  • Improving Historical Writing | Scott Petri and Ruth Luevanos
  • In His Own Words: Columbus' journal and letter analyzing primary sources to promote historical thinking | Kimberly Leyden and Phyllis Goldsmith
  • Integrating the Common Core Standards into Interactive Notebooks | Jasmin Brown and Shomara Gooden
  • Less Time & Not Tested: Keeping social studies alive in my elementary classroom | Cheryl Best and Amy Wilkinson
  • Lesson Study: Great teaching and learning for all | Rebecca Dunkel; Julie Melbourne-Weaver; Cameron Layton
  • Let's Engage With the Historical Past: New approaches and innovative methods to facilitate the learning of history and to ensure student success | Dawn Dennis Ph.D.; Martha Camacho-Rodriguez; Erika Gutierrez
  • More Than Just Facts: Constructing historical narrative in the high school classroom | Natalie Mendoza
  • Planning for Historical Thinking | Rachel Reinhard and Phyllis Goldsmith
  • Primary Sources and Community Engagement | Stacey Graham and Michael Brna
  • Pyramids, Pyramids, Everywhere: Improving student engagement through project based learning | Rachel Lydon; Megan Carlson; Rachel Schneider
  • Speak Up!: Using structured academic discussions to analyze primary sources | Christopher Lewis
  • Structured Academic Discussions: Developing arguments in the American government class | Michele A. Fichera and Phyllis Goldsmith
  • Student Buy-In: How passionate teaching motivates students and drives success | Alexis Guzman
  • Teaching for Historical Literacy: The pedagogy of the future | Matthew Downey and Kelly Al Long
  • Technology and the Common Core | Emma Hipolito
  • The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Bridge to the Common Core | Michelle Herczog
  • The History of History Education | Bill Honig; Gary Hart; Ross Dunn; Tom Adams
  • The Romance of War vs. the Reality of War:  Analyzing opposing points of view through WWI primary sources | Miguel Covarrubias
  • The Social Science Writing Project at California State University, Northridge | Miriam Neirick
  • The State of Social Science Teacher Preparation | Wendy Rouse; Wendy Thowdis, Lori Clune; Eileen Luhr
  • Turning To Our Elders for Help and Guidance: Using the past to inform our current practice - A workshop for teachers and their supervisors | Ann Barysh
  • Using and Visualizing Data in the history classroom | Devin Hess
  • Using Secondary Sources in History Classrooms | Dave Neumann
  • What Happens when a Museum Meets the Classroom? | Autry Presentation | Rebekah Harding; Mona Garcia; Sarah Dougherty