Carter G. Woodson Book Awards and Distinguished Educator Sessions

By Ana Post posted 11-16-2013 01:35:57 PM


Join Us in Celebrating Excellence at the following events and session taking place this coming week at the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri! 

The following Carter G. Woodson Book Award

Jabari Asim – Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington (Elementary Award)
Ann Bausum – Marching to the Mountain Top: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours, (Middle Level Award)
Judith Fradin – Stolen Into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man, (Secondary Award)

Will participate in an Author Panel Discussion on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:45 pm and then sign books at the NCSS Bookstore at 4pm (details on page 30 of the Conference Program).


Friday, Nov. 22, 9:00 – 9:55 am

Teaching Justice

Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice recipient (program page 61)


Friday, Nov. 22, 10:05 – 11:00 am

“Using Dual Encoding and GIS to Advance History and Geography Education in the K-12 Classroom”

John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS;

Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Recipient (program page 66).


Friday, Nov. 22, 3:15 – 4:10pm

“I Could Make a Difference:” Research and Theory on Fostering Adolescents’ Political Engagement and Efficacy

Brett L. M. Levy, University of Michigan, 2011;

Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award recipient (program page 78).


Friday, Nov. 22, 4:20 – 5:15pm

Tackling the Depth/Breadth Problem in AP Social Studies

Walter Parker and colleagues, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2011;

Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award recipient (program page 83).


Friday, Nov. 22, 5:25 – 6:20pm

Strengthening Civic and Social Studies Education through Research on Classroom Climate

Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland, College Park, MD;

JDG Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award recipient (prog. page 88)


Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Teaching Global History Outside the Box and Off the Walls

Jack Zevin, City University of New York (CUNY) Queens College,Queens, NY; 2013 Award for Global Understanding in Honor of James Becker Recipient (program page 91).


Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:15 – 10:15 am

Voices of Vegas Oral History Project

Jeffrey A. Hinton, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV; 2012 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award Recipient (program page 96).


NEW TIME! -- Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Interpreting the past, interpreting themselves? Inviting Young People to Relate their Own Lives to History

Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, Harvard University; 2012;

Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award recipient (Details in the Conference program addendum).


Saturday, Nov. 23, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Understanding 9/11 in the Context of New York City and American History

Robert Sandler, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY; Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teachers of the Year recipient (program page 106).


Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Energize your Social Studies Instruction

Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI; Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teachers of the Year recipient (program page 111).


Saturday, Nov. 23, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Giddy Up!  Gettin’ Up, Gettin’ Movin’ in Social Studies

Rhonda K. Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI; Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teachers of the Year recipient (program page 116).