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David Truhett, izzit.org, Erie, PA
Plunge into evidence-base, hands-on activities for history as Foldables become powerful, tactile, rechargeable tools to engage students and build learning ownership. Come learn, fold and gain ideas for formative assessment!
Jami Humphrey, Dinah Zike Academy, Comfort, TX
A handful of Vietnam veterans and educators have developed one of the country’s most comprehensive courses on the Vietnam War. Learn how to integrate “The Lessons of Vietnam” into your school and community.
Bob Matthews, Joe Harsch, Bill Dixon, The Bridge Back Foundation, Cary, NC
Interactive lessons educate middle and high school students about the path of citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of civic engagement. Citizenship Counts aims to inspire youth to celebrate citizenship by participating in a naturalization ceremony or a service learning project.
Alysa Ullman, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ; Tina Ochoa, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ
Sundown towns — communities that were all-white on purpose — dot the United States. Middle- and high-school students can research their histories and help to ameliorate them.
James Loewen, Washington, DC
Rick Steves takes us on a journey of discovery to better understand Iran and its 70 million people. Steves captures Persian culture vividly: from Friday prayer in a mosque to non-conformist teen fashions at the mall; from anti-American murals to the hospitality of a family dinner; and from the tranquility of rural life to the crazy traffic of modern Tehran. --> read more »
Rick Steves, Edmonds, WA
In The Armageddon Letters, two renowned scholars of the Cuban missile crisis have produced their masterpiece for the 50th anniversary of the crisis. The Armageddon Letters is a web-augmented, student friendly, virtual time machine that will leave readers breathless at the narrowness of humanity’s escape.
James G. Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON;
janet M. Lang, Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, RI
Creative use of Canada and US developed teachers' guides/audio-visual materials addressing atrocities committed in the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) to empower students to pursue peace and social justice as global citizens.
Thekla Lit, Canada Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (ALPHA), Vancouver, British Columbia; Doug Cervi, Oakcrest High School, Mays Landing, New Jersey
This session will provide an overview of Washington's innovative social studies assessment system which has truly shifted traditional thinking around "assessment" in civics, history, geography, economics, and social studies skills.
Carol Coe, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA; Mary Anne Christy, Historian in Residence/Lakeside Schools, Seattle, WA; Chris Drape, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Anita Morales, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The presentation will offer a psychological approach to improve the academic performance and interest of African-American students by highlighting the achievements of people of African descent in World History.
Malik Bostic, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia; André Mountain, Richmond County Schools, Augusta, Georgia