Do your students like to shop? Is the economy confusing? Use corporate histories to tell the story of America and how companies have bettered, or burdened, our nation over time.
Chris Etchechury, Pearson, Acton, MA, US
Share an innovative curriculum framework that focuses social science instruction intentionally on inquiry methods, the analysis of texts, and the effective communication of thoughts and ideas while implementing the CCSS-H/SS.
Gary McNaney, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Martin Moe, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Monica Swope, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US
Global educators foster globally competitive students. Session features a short documentary and an introduction to a study tour program that allows American teachers to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich culture.
Zeynep Guven, Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF), Washington, DC, US
In the current environment of standardized testing, is your library supporting the preservation of constitutional democracy? Visit this session to assess collections and discover resources conducive to civics education instruction.
Reneé Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
Myths are expressed in stories, images, and folk tales, reflecting society and its values. Do they actually reflect our values? Do they represent an ideal? Do they represent historical reality?
Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Bill Sullivan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
Modern students may use music to negotiate understandings of the world around them. This session models a wise-practice teaching strategy for using a “music literacy” to develop civic competence.
Cory Callahan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, US; James B. Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US
We highlight service learning as a tool for social justice and the development of 21st century literacy skills. Presented here is a dynamic model for civic engagement in classrooms.
Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Mary Duty, Waco ISD, Waco, TX, US; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US
Join a team of educators who traveled to Malawi for this hands-on session as they demonstrate how to help students negotiate complex sustainability issues while making global to local connections.
Ismail Gyagenda, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Zipangani Vokhiwa, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US
This session will explore primary sources related to the landmark case U.S. v. Rosenberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.
Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC, US
Attendees will participate in a simulation with the decision being should they go to war? The simulation will then be put into historical perspective, which might be surprising!
Tom Barker, University of Kanass, Lawrence, KS, US; Leah Jardine, South High School, Salina, KS, US