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TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN HISTORIC TIMES

Annual History and Social Studies Conference for Teachers and Preservice Teachers

Friday, November 6, 2020 

{to be held virtually via Zoom}

This year’s theme—Teaching in Historic Times—reflects many of the happenings of the past year, as we have awaited election 2020 and heard much about voting, elections, and democracy; as teachers and students have grappled with a global pandemic and accompanying shifts to remote learning; and as we have seen protests for racial justice across the country. This year’s conference aims to bring us all together for a day of conversation about teaching in historic times, equipping teachers and preservice teachers with tools to help students reckon with the modern historical moment as well as to tackle many other social studies topics—face to face or remotely. All sessions will be held on Zoom, and attendees register for each individual session to get the Zoom information. Teachers may earn up to six CPDH credits for attending the conference--and even view conference presentations on-demand if live attendance is not possible. A full conference program (including session descriptions, presenter bios, and CPDH information) is available here

In order to attend, please register using one of the forms below. Following that, please register for the individual sessions you wish to attend below - this is how you will get the Zoom links to attend.

Teachers/Administrators, register here

Preservice Teachers, register here

Zoom Registration Links

All sessions listed will last approximately one hour. All times listed are CT. Session descriptions and presenter biographies follow this conference overview.

Our Why: The Three "Rs" of Responsibility, Realness, and Raising Expectations (9:00 keynote)

A Lived Civics Approach to Middle School Civics (10:15 session)

Best Practices in Teaching Economics (10:15 session)

Using Inquiry in Social Studies & Geography Instruction (11:30 session)

Advice to New Teachers Panel (11:30 session)

Teaching about Woman Suffrage with the Records of Congress (12:30 session)

Enhance Student Engagement in Remote & Hybrid Classrooms (12:30 session)

Liberty, Slavery, and Thomas Jefferson’s Place in American Memory (1:45 session)

Social Justice Learning for All Ages (1:45 session)

You Don't Have to Go it Alone! (3:00 session)

Post Election Analysis- Where do we go from here? (3:00 session)


@ 9am 

Keynote: Our Why: The Three "Rs" of Responsibility, Realness, and Raising Expectations

Kevin Cline, Frankton High School

@10:15am

Breakout A: A Lived Civics Approach to Middle School Civics

Christopher Olsen, Chicago Public Schools

Breakout B: Best Practices in Teaching Economics

Candace Fikis, West Chicago High School 

@11:30am 

Breakout A: Advice to Preservice and New Teachers

Panel featuring Kevin Cline (Frankton High School), Chris Johnson (ROWVA High School), and new and veteran teachers

Breakout B: Using Inquiry in Social Studies & Geography Instruction

Chris Heffernan, Jefferson Junior High 

@12:30pm 

Breakout A: Teaching about Woman Suffrage with the Records of Congress

Charles Flanagan, National Archives

Breakout B: Enhance Student Engagement in Remote & Hybrid Classrooms

Nicole Zumpano, Learning Technology Center of Illinois

@1:45pm 

Breakout A: Social Justice Learning for All Ages

Kellie Blanden, Assistant Director of Educational Outreach & Professional Development with Illinois Public Media (WILL-TV. Radio)

Breakout B: Liberty, Slavery, and Thomas Jefferson’s Place in American Memory

John H. Bickford, Eastern Illinois University

@3:00pm 

Breakout A: You Don’t Have To Go It Alone!

Dee Runaas, Constitutional Democracy Project

Breakout B: Post-Election Analysis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Mary Ellen Daneels & Shawn Healy, IllinoisCivics.org 


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Contact Information

Sace E Elder, Chair

2542 Coleman Hall
217-581-6380
seelder@eiu.edu

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall
bmann@eiu.edu

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Coordinator

2556 Coleman Hall
@eiuhistl
blaughlinschul@eiu.edu

History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3310
history@eiu.edu


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