This session will explain the use of standards-based grading in the social studies classroom using Human Geography as the model and focusing on making grading transparent and meaningful for all.
Molly Myers, Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Chicago, IL
Join Street Law for an interactive exploration of federalism and the healthcare reform case decided by the Supreme Court in 2012. Receive interactive lesson plans about these topics.
Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Cara Gallagher , Riverside Brookfield High School, Ridgewood, IL
Join us in opening the window to the world of social studies through reader's theatre! We will explore published scripts as well as how to create scripts from children's books.
Laura Meyers, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
From the Industrial Workers of the World to Occupy Seattle, the Pacific Northwest has long witnessed political protest. What protest is protected speech? What can governmnet regulate? Teaching materials provided.
Jean Luckowski, University of Montana, Missoula, MT; James Lopach, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
James Madison Fellows share effective classroom teacher-developed lessons fostering critical thinking skills while engaging students in civil discourse when considering Constitutional issues of social justice and diversity in American society.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggest that students persistently fail to achieve proficiency in civics. Could this stem from a mismatch between content standards and test questions?
Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Session describes how a teacher preparation program built a "living museum" in partnership with the state historical society to help students understand the power of "doing history" in the community.
Crystal Soltero, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Megan Gately, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
The Learning Cycle is an instructional model that utilizes inquiry in developing concepts. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how this model can be utilized in teaching history.
Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA
The audience will be engaged in fascinating elementary level lessons based on a wide variety of NCSS Notable Tradebooks. All audience members will receive a CD containing the lesson plans.
Diane Brantley, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, , ; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, , Iowa; Mary Hass, West Virginia University, , West Virginia; Lois Christensen, University of Alabama, , Alabama; Sharon Ross, University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa, , Alabama; M
We sometimes shelter students from challenging issues because we struggle with them ourselves. Learn about using children's literature to frame global challenges as opportunities to make a positive difference.
Dave Wilton, Facing the Future, Seattle, WA