A Secondary Social Studies TPA Supervisor reports findings from the field and recommends strategies for preparing candidates for success in this complex but meaningful portfolio assessment system.
Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN; Cathy Zozakiewicz, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Use local museum resources to create interesting lessons using primary sources that engage students. Participants will receive ready to use lesson plans focusing on the overlooked Pacific War Crimes Trials.
Lisa Pennington, Floyd County High School, Floyd, VA; Amanda Williams, MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA
Today's Googlable world needs citizens who can consume information critically and with sophistication. Use historical and current events to help your students consider diverse perspectives and recognize their own biases.
Rylan Sekiguchi, SPICE, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
In today's world of quick information, how do students determine historical significance? This session presents strategies for helping students evaluate the significance of past events using inquiry skills.
Brent Chowen, Brigham Young University--Hawaii, Laie, HI
The State Board of Education in Washington created a rule defining environmental and sustainability education and mandating its instruction in pubic school at all grade levels in all subject areas.
Yasemin Alptekin, , Lacey, WA
College and high school faculty members will discuss the research and teaching implications of the AP U.S. History course's increased emphasis on the pre-Columbian and colonial periods in U.S. history.
Juliana Barr, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; John Irish, Carroll High School, Southlake, TX; Lawrence Charap, College Board, Bala Cynwyd, PA
This session focuses on students' use of school archives to interpret key events of the twentieth century by doing the work of historians and experiencing its inherent vibrancy.
michal hershkovitz, Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn, NY
Participants in this presentation will learn ways to get students engaged in the writing process, develop powerful essays, and explore themes in history through model texts and writer's workshop.
Samuel Brower, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Andrea Barela, Northbelt Elementary School, Humble, TX
In 1800, North America was home to Native Americans, Europeans and Africans. How did these groups interact over the next 100 years? What voices are left out of the story?
Mimi Stephens, The Choices Program, Brown University, Providence, RI; TBA TBA, , ,
Explore Oh Freedom! (AfricanAmericanArt.si.edu), a new Smithsonian website that uses artwork to teach about the Civil Rights movement. Create and share lessons, use the interactive timeline, collect images, and more.
Elizabeth Eder, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Esther Washington, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC