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History-Social Science Conference: From Inquiry to Action

The History Social Science Conference focuses on taking inquiry to action.

Educators met Feb. 8, 2019, to network, share, and learn how to best prepare our students to become active and engaged members of their local, national, and global communities

This year’s featured speaker is Stanford History-Education Group’s (SHEG) Civic Online Reasoning Project Co-Director Sarah McGrew. McGrew was selected as a 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow for her research on her dissertation, Teaching in a Post-Truth Era: Supporting Students to Reason about Online Information. Her research focuses on how students interact with online information and how teachers can help them assess the reliability of sources.

Click the presentation titles below to view the available presentation materials. 

Schedule and Session Descriptions

8 a.m. 

Keynote: Checklists Are Not Enough

  • Sarah McGrew, Co-Director, Civic Online Reasoning Project, Stanford History Education Group

9:20 a.m. 

Combating Digital Misinformation: Teaching Students to Read like Fact Checkers 

  • (6-12)
  • Sarah McGrew, Co-Director, Civic Online Reasoning Project, Stanford History Education Group
  • Learn how to help students cope with an unprecedented amount of digital information. Get an inside look at the Stanford History Education Group’s online reasoning assessments and lessons. 

Using Technology in the History-Social Science Classroom 

  • RoseAnita Hernandez, Teacher; Nicholle Schult, Teacher; and Trevor Angood, Teacher and Blended Learning Specialist, Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Teachers will learn how they can integrate technology into their classrooms, specifically how technology can be used to support the organization and presentation of research.

Global Dialogue in the H-SS Classroom 

  • Dr. Emily M. Schell, Executive Director, California Education Project; and Jenna Martin, Teacher, Del Norte High School 
  • Learn about programs, strategies, and resources that help your students develop the knowledge, skills, and disposition to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action as local and global citizens.

Promoting Inquiry in 7th-Grade World History Through Sites of Encounter 

  • Tammy Black, Teacher; and Trish Jorquiera, Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Explore teaching strategies that encourage students to investigate the interconnection of the Medieval World through the examination of sites of encounter using the History-Social Science Framework to guide the inquiry of Baghdad and Tenochtitlan as a site of encounter. 

Strategies + Students = Civic Action 

  • Janet Mulder, Coordinator, National History Day San Diego; and Greg Spielman, Teacher, Oak Grove Middle School
  • Developing historical knowledge in connection with historical investigations culminates in a student-generated project, which demonstrates the depth of their learning, as exemplified by the presentation of their National History Day project.

May I Please Get a Word in Edgewise? 

  • Dr. Fran Chadwick, CSU San Marcos; and Dr. Kami Cottrell, Poway Unified School District
  • Giving students the opportunity to express opinions and arguments and use their voice in a civil manner, is the beginning of the empowerment necessary for civic action. Learn about activities that call for inquiry, civil discourse, and an understanding of the rule of law through mock trials.  

10:55 a.m. 

Combating Digital Misinformation: Teaching Students to Read like Fact Checkers 

  • Sarah McGrew, Co-Director, Civic Online Reasoning Project, Stanford History Education Group
  • Learn how to help students cope with an unprecedented amount of digital information. Get an inside look at the Stanford History Education Group’s online reasoning assessments and lessons. 

Global Citizenship is Elementary 

  • Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director and Stephanie Buttell-Maxin, Teacher Leader, California Global Education Project; and David Potter, Global Education Consultant, Empatico (Kind Foundation)
  • Explore resources, strategies, and programs to engage students in developing literacy skills, knowledge of the world, and global competence with the curiosity and persistence required for inquiry learning through meaningful social studies education.

How Much Power Do Young People Have to Change the World? 

  • Jason David, Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
  • Young people in history and today provide powerful curricula possibilities for history classrooms. In this interactive session, we will engage in critical dialogue and learn student-centered teaching strategies to explore modern and historical examples of student activism.  

Action Civics PBL Using Design Thinking 

  • Robyn Litt, TOSA, NBCT; and Katie Andan, Teacher, Encinitas Union School District
  • Join a hands-on journey in designing a project-based experience in civics. Processes, resources, and a brief overview of the stages of design thinking will be available along with student experiences and examples from a 5th-grade class in an Civic Learning Award school.

Design Thinking: Moving Students Through Inquiry to Action 

  • Kelly Leon, Teacher,  Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego State School of Teacher Education, SDSU California Global Education Project
  • Teachers walk away with a conceptual understanding of how to use this framework to take students from inquiry to action. Resources for learning more and diving deeper will also be presented.

May I Please Get a Word in Edgewise? 

  • Dr. Fran Chadwick, CSU San Marcos; and Dr. Kami Cottrell, Poway Unified School District
  • Giving students the opportunity to express opinions and arguments and use their voice in a civil manner, is the beginning of the empowerment necessary for civic action. Learn about activities that call for inquiry, civil discourse, and an understanding of the rule of law through mock trials.  

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:05 p.m.

Beyond Where: Geographic Inquiry and Social Studies Understanding 

  • Dr. Thomas Herman, Director, California Geographic Alliance
  • Learn about ideas and resources to promote geographic thinking and maximize the value of all social science courses by asking better geographic questions and exploring new technologies.

Global Citizenship is Elementary 

  • Emily M. Schell, Ed.D., Executive Director and Stephanie Buttell-Maxin, Teacher Leader, California Global Education Project; and David Potter, Global Education Consultant, Empatico (Kind Foundation)
  • Explore resources, strategies, and programs to engage students in developing literacy skills, knowledge of the world, and global competence with the curiosity and persistence required for inquiry learning through meaningful social studies education.

Primary Sources: Diving Deeper with SCUBA

  • Jillian Sheehan-Flores, Teacher; and Amy Sullivan, Teacher, De Portola Middle School
  • Explore an engaging way to close-read primary sources in small groups and as a whole class. This method takes rigorous text and provides scaffolds so that all students can access and comprehend complex historical documents independently and proficiently. 

Action Civics PBL Using Design Thinking

  • Robyn Litt, TOSA, NBCT; and Katie Andan, Teacher, Encinitas Union School District
  • Join a hands-on journey in designing a project-based experience in civics. Processes, resources, and a brief overview of the stages of design thinking will be available along with student experiences and examples from a 5th-grade class in a Civic Learning Award school.

Design Thinking: Moving Students Through Inquiry to Action

  • Kelly Leon, Teacher,  Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego State School of Teacher Education, SDSU California Global Education Project
  • Teachers walk away with a conceptual understanding of how to use this framework to take students from inquiry to action. Resources for learning more and diving deeper will also be presented.

2:25 p.m. Networking and team planning 







2017 Conference Resources

Session materials from the 2017 History-Social Science Conference are available here.





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Matt Hayes
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858-292-3820