Online Conference


Historical Communities of Promise and Practice

March 17-20, 2022

Connection Sessions

Graphic Biographies and the OER Project
Bennett Sherry, The OER Project
Sponsored by The OER Project
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Educating for American Democracy: A New Roadmap for Teaching History and Civics Together
Fernande Raine, History Co:Lab, 
Sarah Jencks, 
Ford’s Theatre,
Ali McKersie, 
Bank Street School for Children,
Shatavia Elder, Atlanta History Center
Sponsored by Educating for American Democracy
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Conference Workshops

Teaching with the Latino Americans Documentary Series and Curriculum Suite
Eric Lupfer, Humanities Texas,
John J. Valadez, Michigan State University,
Victoria-Maria MacDonald, University of Maryland
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Using DBQ "Quick Writes" in DBQ Online to Accelerate Student Learning
Imali Kent, The DBQ Project
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Timely Topics

Educational Gag Orders: A State Landscape
Jennifer Warner, Stand for Children/Learn from History
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Profiles in Courage: Educators Who Inspire
NCHE Teacher Advisory Group
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Keynote Sessions 

Oh, they BIG Mad!: The Quest for Black Joy as a Historical Principle 
LaGarrett King, University of Buffalo
Session Video
Communities of Faith in Motion 
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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America’s Third Reconstruction: Narrative Wars and the Struggle for Multiracial Democracy
Peniel Joseph, University of Texas
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History from the Inside Out: St. Louis and the Possibilities of North American History
Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis
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Founding Frenemies
Alexis Coe, American Political Historian
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Breakout Sessions

Thursday 4:30 PM 

Field Experiences for Deep Learning
Sarah Jencks, AASLH/AAM EdCommittes, 
Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, 
Harvard University/GSE
Adrienne Whaley, Museum of the American Revolution,
Annie Evans, New American History, University of Richmond
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Lawmakers or Lawbreakers? Facing Slave Catchers and Standing up for What is Right!
Linda Doornbos and Ericka Murdock, Oakland University
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The Cost of Progress: Examining Labor in Appalachia in the Aftermath of the Second Industrial Revolution
Kira Duke, Middle Tennessee State University
Layla Smallwood, East Tennessee Historical Society
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Students Learning Objectives through Service-Learning Projects and Honoring Vietnam War Veterans
Dianne A. Carson and Michael Doidge, Vietnam War Commemoration
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Disrupting Traditional Narratives through Online Curricula and Cross-Institutional Collaboration
Schuyler Schuler, New-York Historical Society
Maria Russell, Missouri Historical Society
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A Close Look at a Family Photograph from Manzanar: Engaging Young Learners in Inquiry
Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson, University of South Florida,
Bert Snow, Snow & Co.
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Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with the Georgia Historical Marker Program
Lisa Landers and Elyse Butler, Georgia Historical Society
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Friday 4:30 PM

Constitutional Change: Amendments and Other Legal Mechanisms
Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association
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George Washington's Mount Vernon - Stories of the Enslaved Community and Their Descendants
Alissa Oginsky and Sadie Troy, George Washington's Mount Vernon
ZSun-nee Matema, League of Descendants of the Enslaved at Mount Vernon
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Creating Collaborative Knowledge Communities to Increase Access to the Primary Sources and Marginalized Histories
Jordan Jace, New York State Archives Partnership Trust
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The Longest Hatred: History of European Antisemitism
Dori Gerber, Institute for Curriculum Services
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Civil Rights Investigation: Mississippi Burning
Sheila Mehta, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library
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Full STEAM Ahead: Pairing Graphic Novels and Primary Sources with Elementary Students
Jenna Spiering and Valerie Byrd-Fort, University of South Carolina,
Christine Shelek, South Carolina Center for Community Literacy
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Assessing Reliability, Relevance, Perspective and Missing Narratives in Student Research
Lynne O'Hara and Ashley Dabbraccio, National History Day
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Saturday 10:45 AM

Changing Communities: The Great Migration & Redlining
Eva Johnston, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Session Video
Engagement Through Student-Centered Learning 
Robert Fenster, Hillsborough High School
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Pulaski County: A History
Nicholas Chambers, Yasmin Velasco-Allaney, Hayden Browning,
Kahlan Duncan, 
and Jackson Taylor, Pulaski County High School
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We Have Hard History and We Teach It: Grappling With the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Amanda Soliván, Akela Leach, and Frederick Smitherman, Tulsa Public Schools
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Using Local History to Teach the National Narrative
Kelley Brown, Easthampton Public School, 
Laurie Risler, 
Westfield State University,
Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Inc.
Session Video
Two Case Studies from Preservice History Teacher Education with the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Program:
Examples of Wise Practice

Ann Canning, Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region, 
Elise Langan, 
Bronx Community College/ CUNY,
David Hicks, Virginia Tech
Session Video

Saturday 2:30 PM

Women, Politics, and Public Service
Leslie Hayes, New-York Historical Society
Session Video
Racial Slavery in the Atlantic World and Its Legacies Today
Mimi Stephens, The Choices Program
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Three Moments from the Civil War: Historic Sites Model Teaching Living Memory
Joan Cummins, President Lincoln's Cottage, 
David McKenzie, Ford's Theatre Society, 
Erin Bartram, The Mark Twain House,
Donna K Sack, Naper Settlement,
Susie Wilkening, Wilkening Consulting
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Never Again - Teaching the Holocaust via Inquiry
Beth Krasemann, Suffield Academy
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Finding Freedom
Michael Hensinger and Adrienne Whaley, Museum of the American Revolution
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From Reform to Equal Rights: Curriculum to Teach 200 Years of Disability History
Rich Cairn, Emerging America: Collaborative for Educational Services
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Digitally Writing New Histories: Rethinking Professional Learning with Primary Sources and Museum Partnerships
Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, 
Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, 
Erika Sponsler, Western High School,
Rebecca Bush, Ottawa Area ISD/Michigan Council for the Social Studies,
Aaron Eling, White Pines Intermediate School
Session Video

Saturday 4:00 PM

9/11 to COVID 19: Connecting Historical Turning Points
Jennifer Lagasse and Megan Jones, 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Session Video
Joe Hill: Martyr for the Labor Union Community
Jeffery D Nokes, Jenna Hatch, and Emily Shaw, Brigham Young University
Session Video 
Contested Landscapes
Annie Evans, New American History, University of Richmond
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The Constitution and Our Community: Civic Education Resources for Elementary Students
Kathleen Munn, National Archives, 
Christopher Zarr, 
National Archives at New York City,
Jeff Urbin, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum,
Sharon Brannon, George W. Bush Presidential Library
Session Video
Beyond Booker T. vs. W.E.B.: The Promise and Practice of Education by and for Black Women during Reconstruction
Lisa Gilbert, Washington University in St. Louis,
Tandra Taylor, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
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Technology and Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom
Emily G. Miller, University of Indianapolis, 
Kaitlin Holton, Indiana Council for the Social Studies
Session Video
The Struggle Continues: Engaging with the Long Civil Rights Movement
Daniella Ann Cook and Jenna Spiering, University of South Carolina, 
Kira Duke, Middle Tennessee State University,
Bridget Morton, Mars Hill University
Session Video

Sunday 10:45 AM

Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century
Tammara Purdin, Florida Council for History Education
Session Video
Bias is Ubiquitous: 3 Strategies to Introduce Students to the Discipline of History
Spiro Bolos, New Trier High School
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How Chicago Transformed Martin Luther King, Jr.
James Ralph, Middlebury College, 
Mary Lou Finley, 
Antioch University Seattle,
Pam Smith, Richmond Hill
Session Video
Action Citizen: Youth and the Environment
Elizabeth R. Osborn, Indiana University Center on Representative Government
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Reconciling Patriot Versus Loyalist Communities Following the Revolutionary War:
Attorney Alexander Hamilton’s Representation of Loyalists and Hamilton’s Phocion Essays

Adam Levinson,,
Tom Oller,
 The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society / Boston University
Session Video
Inquiry, Analysis, and Argument: Three Digital Primary Source Teaching Tools
Lia Atanat and Emmie Michalkiewicz, Maryland Humanities, 
Karla Thompson, 
Maryland Public Television,
Sarah Ditkoff, FableVision Studios
Session Video
Engaging the Contemporary Historical Moment: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Primary Sources
Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, 
Daniella Cook, 
University of South Carolina,
Julia Dawson, W.A. Perry Middle School,
Geoff Freeman, J.J. Hill Montessori School
Session Video

Sunday 1:30 PM

Strategies for English Language Learners Are Good for All Learners
Kristin Gallas and MaryBeth Clark, Tsongas Industrial History Center at Lowell National Historical Park
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Raising the Bar: Teaching U.S. History using SCOTUS Cases
Lora DeSalvo, iCivics
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Bringing International Perspectives into US World History Teaching
Fernande Raine, The History Co:Lab, 
Steven Stegers, EuroClio, 
Alice Modena, Historiana,
Leonard Schmieding, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin
Session Video
Pauli Murray: Community Collaborator & Agitator
Kathleen Barker, National Council for History Education,
Debra Fowler, History UnErased
Session Video
Journalists Who Made History – PBS NewsHour Classroom
Victoria Pasquantonio, PBS NewsHour Classroom,
Luke Gerwe, PBS NewsHour Classroom
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Primary Source or Secondary Source: Why Does It Matter?
Cheryl Lederle and Stacie Moats, Library of Congress Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office
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Sunday 3:00 PM

Immigration: Dreams of Baseball, Belonging & America
Jenny Pollack and Eve Schaenen, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Session Video
Using Young Adult Literature to Engage Today's Youth with the Causes and Consequences of the Holocaust
Mimi Coughlin and Marcy Merrill, Sacramento State University, 
Liz Igra, 
Central Valley Holocaust Educators Network,
Jody Cooperman, Sutter Middle School
Session Video
Diplomacy, Sanctions, and Peacekeeping—Oh My! Games and Simulations Bring Foreign Policy to Life
Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Inc.,
Charles Hopkins, Council on Foreign Relations
Session Video
Women of Color and the Civil Rights Movements: Incorporating Multiple Perspectives through Inquiry-based Units of Study
EIleen Luhr, CSU Long Beach, 
Kelly Chong, Kennedy High School,
Jocelyn Aguilera, Fremont High School
Session Video
Decolonizing the American Story
Katherine Bateman, The Brearley School
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Observe, Reflect, Question: A Deeper Look at the Components of the Primary Source Analysis Tool
Lisa Fink, National Council of Teachers of English
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Communities and Natural Disasters: Exploring Interdisciplinary Connections through Primary Sources
Peter DeCraene and Lesley Anderson, Library of Congress Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office

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Exhibitor Sessions

It’s No Blarney, It Takes More Than Luck to Teach the Economics in History
Eva Johnston, Jeannette Bennett, and Jona Whipple, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Our Revolutionary Mothers’ Voices
Stacia Smith and Rachel Nellis, American Revolution Institute,
Kim Greer, Nevada Middle School
Session Video
Two Units from the Choices Program: Westward Expansion: A New History & Imperial America
Mimi Stephens, The Choices Program
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Start With Story: Driving Inquiry Through Film with Retro Report
David Olson, Retro Report
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Antiracist Education: What the Research Says
Kate Shuster, Center for Antiracist Education
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Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant
Sergio Villavicencio, Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
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A Republic, If We Can Teach It
Elizabeth Osborn, Indiana University Center on Representative Government,
Mia Nagawiecki, Center for Civic Education,
Meg Heubeck, Youth Leadership Initiative,
Kevin Lynch and Madison Steele, National Constitution Center
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