This presentation counters the conventional myth that handwriting instruction in cursive be replaced with keyboarding. It asserts the cognitive connection of handwriting instruction with communication and suggests a balanced approach.
April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
This workshop will introduce the content and pedagogy of Human Rights Education (HRE) for Pre-K and elementary learners. Participants will be given activities to begin integrating HRE in their classrooms.
Sarah Herder, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
This presentation will provide elementary teachers K-6th grade and social studies methods faculty with practical lesson ideas to help learners develop skills for success as global citizenship.
Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming, Casper Center, Casper, WY
Too often our classrooms lack the mediums that distract and detain our students. Today one will gain the ability to use those same distractions to attract and retain all students.
Greg Urbani, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX; Dan Lewis, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX
Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.
Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl
This session demonstrates how students can surpass basic comparisons of Ancient Greek and modern American democracy to understand how enduring social issues were debated in the world's first direct democracy.
Jason Endacott, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Christina Pelekanos, Village Community School, New York, NY
Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.
Cheryl Massey, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Benjamin Blankenship, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ; Meg Moody, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Kyle Haynes, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ
Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.
Jenny Cousins, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Holly Medland, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington
Participants will experience engaging instruction using primary source paintings of the 19th century American West. They will learn a new, versatile instructional method for promoting historical thinking.
Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
This presentation depicts traditional blues music as an example of oral history that paints a tangible picture of the motivations and experiences that led to the Great African American Migration.
Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO