The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. As part of its observation of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the Museum features conversations with individuals who witnessed the tragedy and related historical events. In this special living history presentation, the Museum's Associate Curator Stephen Fagin interviews journalist Bob Huffaker, who recounts his memories of the president's death and that of his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. --> read more »
Stephen Fagin, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas TX; Bob Huffaker, Dallas, TX
The Idea of America Classroom Resources allow teachers and students to explore American history through the core values that we all share, and the inherent tension between them
Dale Van Eck, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Erin Sloan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
World Savvy prepares students to thrive as global citizens. Using World Savvy Classrooms as an example, this session will explore strategies for building global competency through project-based learning.
Amy Westby, World Savvy, Minneapolis, MN
Transform stereotypes and inspire your students with the little-known history of Jewish armed and unarmed resistance during the Holocaust. Includes free curriculum, slideshow and DVDs.
Jonathan Furst, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, San Francisco, CA
This session provides strategies and tools to create a differentiated, inquiry-based classroom. It focuses on innovative ways to create student-driven classrooms that emphasize 21st century skills and the Common Core.
Rachel Colsman, Durango School District, Durango, CO
The Keizai Koho Center organizes a ten-day fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.
Donna Lee Siple, Isao Tanaka, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
In this active-learning simulation, students step back in time before there was a uniform national currency. On an imaginary 1808 journey from Richmond to Boston they learn about the transaction costs of currency exchange and the reasons for a national currency.
Debbie Heaney, Foundation for Teaching Economics, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA
Come learn how to “core” out and unpack the Common Core Standards for History through graphic organizers and Foldables for content reading and writing.
Nancy Wisker, Dinah Zike Academy, San Antonio, TX
The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they have helped students and teachers grades 4-12 handle the rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in World and U.S. History.
Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
Fourth presentation in four-part symposium. Focuses on simple, free Internet datasets to engage students in hands-on sociological data analysis and to align sociology curricula with Core Curricula in Math and English.
Lynette Hoelter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Jean Shin, Margaret Vitullo, Beth Floyd, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL