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
Presenters will make history real by discussing the value of IVC. Participants will experience how IVC can make topics as the Social Justice story of Dred Scott come full circle.
Jack Matheson, History Live/Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, US
Music, a cultural pillar for millennia, is an ideal social studies resource for frequent pedagogical use. This session offers lessons and analytical models for eliciting critical thinking and multiple perspectives.
Antonio Castro, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Gregory Soden, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
Come play games, solve puzzles and brain busters while relating to psychology terms.
Scott Reed, Chandler School District, Chandler, AZ,
High school students belong to the first generation that will have easy access to information about their DNA. How will this impact our society and how can we prepare students?
Lauren Tomaselli, Harvard Medical School - Personal Genetics Education Project, Boston, MA, US
Garrison, Brown and Douglass. King and Alabama clergymen. Come learn about the nation’s ongoing dialogue about equality and social justice from the perspective of historical figures and their writings.
Tom Barker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US
This interactive session analyzes historic efforts to extend full and equal civil rights through the US Supreme Court with a focus on the case for same-sex marriage. Handouts provided.
Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Salem, OR, US; Barbara Cruz, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US
How do Supreme Court decisions regarding equal protection in the past affect our society today, and shape our society tomorrow?
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
This session provides FREE lesson plans, activities, and simulations on flash drives designed to improve content reading and cognitive skills to raise student achievement on state and national exams.
Jessica Jordan, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO, US; Russ Sackreiter, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education, Columbia, MO, US
Economics is a way of thinking that goes beyond the AP exam. Teachers have the means of developing key literacy skills to enhance student preparedness for the rigors of college.
Derek Hoovel, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Elaine X. Marinakos, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US