sources 2019

Friends, as a reminder, the 2019 SOURCES conference here at UCF is coming soon. This conference, hosted by UCF’s own Dr. Scott Waring and featuring support and resources from the Library of Congress, provides participants with pedagogy and resources around the use of primary sources and literature in the classroom. Folks from FJCC have both attended and presented before, and this year’s keynote is provided by the always excellent and engaging friend of FJCC and the Lou Frey Institute, iCivics’ own Dr. Emma Humphries. You can register for the conference here!

Don’t forget to register for SOURCES 2019!

SOURCES Annual Conference

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Here is a quick overview of the sessions:

Dr. Emma Humphries, of iCivics, will provide the Keynote Presentation, DBQuest: New Topic Modules, New PD, Same Effective Digital Tool.  In this session, she will showcase access and functionality of the iCivics’ digital primary source analysis tool DBQuest, featuring the two NEW topic modules recently released on the Constitution and the Louisiana Purchase.  She will provide information about new (and free) professional development opportunities and on-demand resources.

Additional session titles include the following:

  • Engaging Students in History Through Historical Fiction Paired With Primary Sources
  • Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
  • Teaching African American History and the Ongoing Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Who is to Blame for the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008?
  • Seeking the Seminole Indians
  • Portraits: Observe, Inquire and Infer -An Arts Integration Strategy
  • Infuse C-SPAN’s Video-Based Materials in Your Curriculum
  • Strategies for Successful Socratic Seminars
  • Yellow Roses, Sashes and Signs:  Voices of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
  • Deep Dive Docs to Develop Disciplinary Literacy
  • Engaging Students in the Past in Order to Prepare Citizens of the Future
  • Hollywood or History?  An Inquiry-Based Strategy for Using Film and Primary Sources to Teach United States History
  • Using Primary Sources as Bellringers
  •    Primary Sources and Poetry
  • Durable Learning Routines to Analyze Primary Sources
  • Engaging Young Children in an Exploration of Inquiry-Based Primary Source Instruction with KidCitizen
  • The Fort Sumter Crisis: Options and Decisions
  • The Recollections of Belle Butler and A Birthday Cake for George Washington
  • Chronicling America With Voyant Text Mining Software
  • The 14th Colony: The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret
  •         Bimetallism Isn’t a Metallica Album: U.S. History Standards and Economics
  • History of the Microscope and Microscopic Images: Engaging High School Biology Students Using Primary Sources
  • Revealing Perspectives, Reforming through Activism
  • Driving Into Jim Crow

Registration is always free!

All sessions will be located in the Teaching Academy at UCF.  You can get directions to the campus at the following address:  Printable campus maps are available at the following address:  You may park in Parking Garage A (PGA) or I (PGI).  There is no need to pay, as tickets are not assessed on weekends, so parking is free, too!  Registration will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the lobby of the Teaching Academy.  Come early, as refreshments will be served in the morning, as well as for a mid-afternoon break.

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