This presentation will use primary sources, literature, and technology as tools to engage students in the study of history through content examples such as Underground Railroad escape stories. Materials provided!
Lynne Zalesak, Jackson Middle School, Houston, TX; Montra Rogers, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX
What is it like to grow up in Sub-Saharan Africa? How are our lives different or similar? Explore modern Rwanda through the photographs and interviews of Rwandan youth.
Melissa Collum, , , WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI
See how a demonstration of a controversial issue--detainment without trial--can be treated in classrooms in a disciplinary manner. We provide a research-based approach to effectively address controversial issues in history.
Mark Baildon, National Institute of Education, Singapore, ; Suhaimi Afandi, National Institute of Education, Singapore, ; Chelva Rajah, National Institute of Education, Singapore, ; James Damico, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Editors of seven major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Chara Haeussler Bohan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Swan Kathy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeannet
The newly created national assessment framework for geographic education emphasizes geographical practices and will guide assessment development for K-16. Participants will leave with models for assessing students' geographical thinking.
Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix,, AZ; Marianne Kenney, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO; Jody Smothers-Marcello, Sitka High School, Sitka, AK
How do we improve geographic education for 21st century learners? Explore and discuss the results of a two-year project to enhance professional development, instructional materials, assessments, and research in geography.
Daniel Edelson, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sarah Bednarz, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Emily Schell, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Tianjin's architecture offers a "Window to the Pacific Rim" that not only reflects the China's history in the 19th century but also reflects its fast development into modern country.
Jing An, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Explore methods that will provide preservice teachers with professional opportunities allowing them to engage and contribute to the field of social studies even before they graduate!
Tina Ellsworth, Joe O'Brien, Paul Howard, Taylor Smith, Nick Kraly, Margaret White, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
We often see sources and or technology as alternatives to the tyranny of the history textbook. This session looks at practical ways to blend these resources into powerful learning packages.
Stephanie van Hover, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
In less than an hour, this simulation will have your students completely comprehending the economics of the Silk Roads and the voyages of exploration. Complete simulation included for participants.
Michael Vogler, Coconino High School Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff, AZ