Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, offers a literary exhibition and history of the United States told through 101 treasures from the institution’s collections.
Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Through Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project, teachers from across the state have produced 670 K-12 curriculum samples based on the Colorado Academic Standards and the Common Core.
Stephanie Hartman, Brian Sevier, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO
If social studies councils are to continue growing and prospering, the professionalization of pre-service teachers can lead to a renewed advocacy of social studies education.
Mark Previte, Corey Salem, Derrick Hershberger, Matt Gault, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA; Don Imler, Hollidaysburg High School, Hollidaysburg, PA
Primary sources take many forms, and provide rich, varied perspectives on historical events. Learn how to build the best selection for a given event, maintaining balance between story and narrative.
Jeremy Gypton, Sunnyside High School, Tucson, AZ
How do the practices and products of different groups reveal cultural values? Introducing students to historical methods enables them to formulate pertinent questions, conduct independent research, and communicate their findings.
Joseph Marangell, East Haven Public Schools, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
The use of Google's Ngram will be explored to create word maps connected to the civil rights movement.
Lindon Ratliff, Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS
Integrate Common Core expectations with music , film, and TV! This interactive session provides easy to implement, hands-on strategies for engaging secondary students in history. Handouts provided.
Melissa Marks, John Delancey, Joshuar Myers, Scott Balzere, Robert McCullough, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA
After a 25-year hiatus, National History Day is back in Montana and survey results indicate the program is making an impact on students' experiences in the social studies classroom.
Michael Scarlett, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.
Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.
Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, TX