Ever wondered what lies beneath the ocean surface? What if you could follow a conservationist as he treks through the Amazon? Prepare your students for an increasingly global future with real life experiences from National Geographic Explorers around the world. There are lots of ways you can bring the world into your classroom. Learn how interactive map activities and other types of digital media support and enhance your World Geography lesson
Roslyn Wyman, National Geographic Learning, St. Louis, MO
Since 2007, the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Council of America have partnered in the Spotlight on Turkey program which features two-week Teacher Study Tours to Turkey. Visiting Anatolia, the cradle of many civilizations and the vibrant nation of Turkey has been a transforming experience for over 500 teachers who traveled to Turkey with TCF.
Meltem Gocke, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
The magic, passion and human instinct a teacher brings into the four walls of a classroom cannot be replaced or even mimicked by a computer. The Voces vision is to integrate technology into the real classroom, enhancing the students understanding of U.S. History and how it applies to students today. Here is how Voces eTextbooks--in your hands--make it happen. Let's spend less on textbooks and more on teachers.
Ed Miller, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI; Rick Vess, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI
Turkey's crucial geo-political place in the world and its political and social facts in history and a present bear global significance and interconnectedness to the U.S. and American students.
Meltem Gokce, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
The Fed's popular online game has been updated, and now features a robust learning component and enhanced functionality. Learn how to use this game as part of a dynamic personal finance and economics curriculum!
Rema Oxandaboure, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Most social studies topics incorporate archaeological information. Learn about standards-based educational resources offered by the leading international archaeology organizations. Lesson plans, classroom resources, and recommended electronic media provided.
Meredith Langlitz, Archaeology Education Clearinghouse, Boston, MA
Join us as we examine the Constitution: An Economic Document. Participate in text analysis, close reading strategies for economic/history texts, and an active-learning simulation taking you back to Jamestown, pre-constitution!
Debbie Henny, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA
Teaching controversial issues often leads to uncomfortable classroom interaction for students. Learn to teach divisive topics while fostering appreciation and respect for multiple viewpoints using the Structured Academic Controversy Method.
Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA
This interactive session features a panel of social studies teachers who have moved into their encores, and tips about how you can do this too.
Phyllis Segal, encore.org, Boston, MA; Barbara Vacarr, encore.org, San Francisco, CA; Diane Hart, Menlo Park, CA; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM
The story of Vietnam will be told through the eyes of American Veterans who served in Vietnam during the war and have co authored a course of study entitled The Lessons of Vietnam. The war will be covered from 1965 to 1975 exploring the myths the lessons and the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on American society then and now. All partipants will receive a copy of the course of study.
Bob Matthews, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Bill Dixon, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Raleigh, NC; Joe Harsch, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Angelo Carmen, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC