Dr. John H Bickford
Office: 2174 - Buzzard Hall
Spring 2013: Mon-Fri 12-1 pm, or by appointment
Frequently Taught Courses
- MLE 4280: Teaching Reading in the Middle-Secondary School
- MLE 4760: Student-Social/Emotional Development in the Middle Grades
- ELE 3340: Social Studies for the Elementary and Middle School
- ELE 4000: Practicum in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.
- ELE 5640: Teaching and Supervision of Social Studies in Elementary and Middle School
- MLE 5110: Principles and Procedures in the Middle-Level School
- MLE 5270: Content Area Literacy Instruction
EducationThe University of Iowa, Iowa City
Ph.D., Social Studies Education, May, 2009
- Dissertation title: Masculine Theme Expressions through Media Production in a Seventh Grade Social Studies Classroom; Dr. Bruce R. Fehn, Ph.D. advisor
- Comprehensive areas: Social studies and media education; Gender, identity, and adolescence; History of sexuality
M.A., Secondary Education (social studies education), December, 2000
- Endorsements: Secondary social studies in world history, American history, and psychology.
- B.A., History, May, 1999
- National Council of the Social Studies
- Illinois Council for the Social Studies
- Association for Middle Level Education
- American Educational Research Association
- Journal of Social Studies Education Research Association
For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.
SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY EDUCATION: Authentic instruction, authentic assessment, historical thinking/literacy. ADOLESCENCE: educational psychology of adolescence, expressions of gender and sexuality, identification of and proactive involvement in various forms of bullying, interactions with and understandings of media.
- Social studies/history education methodology and assessment
- Historical thinking/literacy
- Historical representations/misrepresentations within children's literature
- Adolescents' social, emotional, and behavioral development
- Bickford, J. H., III (2010a). Complicating students’ historical thinking through primary source reinvention. Social Studies Research & Practice, 5(2), 47-60.
- Bickford, J. H., III (2010b). Uncomplicated technologies and erstwhile aids: How PowerPoint, the Internet, and political cartoons can elicit engagement and challenge thinking in new ways. The History Teacher, 44(1), 51-66.
- Bickford, J. H., III (2011a). Students’ original political cartoons as teaching and learning tools.Social Studies Research & Practice,6(2), 47-59.
- Bickford, J. H., III (2011b). A comparative analysis of two methods for guiding discussions surrounding controversial and unresolved topics. Eastern Educational Journal, 40(1), 33-47.
- Bickford, J. H., III (2011c). A comparative analysis of original political cartoon methodology: Concept maps and substitution lists. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(3), 65-80.
- Bickford, J. H., III (2012a). Adolescent Masculinity and Media. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. (ISBN: 978-3-8484-3605-7)
- Bickford, J. H. III (2012b). Original political cartoon methodology and adaptations. Social Studies Research & Practice,7(2), 91-101.
- Schmitz, M., Hoffmann, M., & Bickford, J. H., III (2012). Identifying cyberbullying, connecting with students: The promising possibilities of teacher-student social networking. Eastern Educational Journal, 41(1), 16-30. (Schmitz was former undergraduate student; Hoffmann was former graduate student.)
- Bickford, J. H., III & Wilton, M. (2012). Historicizing Christopher Columbus for elementary and secondary students. World History Connected, 9(2), 1-36. (Wilton was former undergraduate student.)
- Wilton, M., & Bickford, J. H., III (2013). An elementary school’s spiraled curriculum on Columbus: A case study. Middle Ground Journal, 5, 1-30 (Wilton was former undergraduate student.)
- Bickford, J. H., III (forthcoming, August of 2013). Examining historical (mis)representations of Christopher Columbus within children's literature. Social Studies Research and Practice, 8(2).
- Bickford, J. H., III (forthcoming, August 2013). Original Political Cartoons: Authentic Instruction and Assessment. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. (ISBN: 978-3-659-27227-1)
- Bickford, J. H., III (forthcoming, November of 2013). Generating historical thinking in elementary schools. Social Studies Research and Practice, 8(3).
Funding & Grants
- Earned CEPS Development Grant for Faculty Research (fall, 2012)
- Earned Redden Grant ($1,500) for classroom materials in ELE3340 and MLE4280 (spring, 2010)
- Received 2012 EIU's Achievement and Contribution Award Winner for Research
- Received 2010 EIU Student Government Student’s Distinguished Professor Award for Academic Support, nominated by Ms. Maegan Walsh and Ms. Amy Pulley
- In conjunction with Dr. Cindy Rich (EIU, Teaching with Primary Sources), the Library of Congress, & WEIU (2010). Constant motion: The job of railway post office clerks. Charleston, Illinois: WEIU and EIU Teaching with Primary Sources.
- Facilitated (undergraduate student) Ms. M. Walsh’s poster presentation at Showcase EIU (spring semester, 2010) entitled, “Teacher’s Guide: Christopher Columbus Revealed.”
- Facilitated (undergraduate student) Ms. M. Medenblik’s poster presentation at Showcase EIU (spring semester, 2010) entitled, “Why Teach Malcolm X?”
- Facilitated (undergraduate student) Ms. M. Walsh’s (4/21/10) winning the Booth Library Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity for project entitled, “Christopher Columbus Revised: A Casebook and Unit Plan.”
- Facilitated (undergraduate student) Ms. M. Walsh’s successful application for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity grant.