Are you a K-12 teacher attending the annual meeting?

We have an exciting and inspiring program of events specifically for K-12 educators. There are panels, workshops, roundtables and presentations. Be inspired by new teaching strategies and approaches, network with your peers, share best practices, and discuss topics of common interest.

The varied sessions cover a number of curriculum topics of use to all, such as Teaching Students Chronology: Strategies to Help Students Develop a Chronological Framework and Assessing Student Learning in History as well as specific topics such as slavery and World War I. Enhance your professional development at What Should History Teachers Learn at Historic Sites? A Research Agenda and Collaboratively Teaching Research Methods in Asian Studies and History.

Browse the complete listing below to find the sessions of most interest to you. From the Magna Carta to digital history in the classroom we have something for everyone.  For information on teaching at all levels, visit our Teaching Sessions of Interest web guide.



Food Will Win the War: A K-12 Educators’ Workshop on Teaching World War I, 1914–19
Learn how to engage and inspire students with this innovative approach to teaching World War I through food. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the historical context of the period, including some of the key issues at stake such as World War I on the American home front, the importance of food and food conservation to the war effort, and the place of humanitarianism and hunger relief in US relations with Europe. Master teachers will then provide practical ideas to use in the classroom. They will discuss how best to approach the material and offer tried and tested exercises as well as hints and tips for translating the theory into classroom practice.

K-12 Reception and Networking Event
We invite all of our K-12 educators to a special reception on Saturday, January 3 at 7:00 PM. This is your opportunity to meet with members of our Teaching Division, and let us know how we can best serve your needs and interests. Connect with your peers and colleagues in an informal environment to share ideas and information.

National History Day Winner Featured
On Sunday, January 4, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Noah Binette will be showcasing his project “Malaga Island: The Community that Maine Erased”. Noah is the 2014 winner of the National History Day Senior Individual Exhibit, and joins us from Noble High School in Maine. Please do drop by the Poster Session to meet with Noah and view his outstanding achievement.

Complete Listing of K-12 Sessions of Interest


Friday, January 2

Teaching and Learning the Great War in the Digital Age
Teaching Students Chronology: Strategies to Help Students Develop a Chronological Framework
Teaching the Common Core: Writing Arguments
Teaching the Common Core: Citing Evidence Workshop
New Histories of Capitalism in and beyond the Atlantic
Connected and Comparative History: South Asia in New American, Asian, and Borderlands Histories
Crises of the 1970s
Indigenous Revolutions, 1700–1850
Scholarship beyond Text
What Should History Teachers Learn at Historic Sites? A Research Agenda
Constitutional History in the High School Classroom
A Thematic Approach to Teaching World War I
Magna Carta in the Age of Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire: Rethinking Constitutional History on the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
History, Other Disciplines, and Global Encounters, 1400–1800
Human Rights, Forced Migrations, Genocides: Making Links, Broadening the Conversation

Saturday, January 3

Digital Histories of Slavery
Assessing Student Learning in History
The Atlantic, Pacific, and In-Between: Bringing Transnational History to the United States Survey Course through the Study of Immigration
American Identity and Community: Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

Sunday, January 4

Connection and Community: Teaching Family History in the Classroom
Teaching World History across Time, Space, and Place
Transnational History: Middle Eastern and North African Perspectives
The Problem of Slavery
Passing the Voting Rights Act, 1965
Collaboratively Teaching Research Methods in Asian Studies and History
Islam and the European Empires