Attention all Rho Kappa sponsors and those interested in the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. Join members of the National Advisory Board for a meet and greet with current Rho Kappa sponsors, hear about the great things that are taking place in chapters across the country, and learn the basics for starting a chapter.
India Meissel, Lakeland High School, Suffolk, VA
Explore strategies to use the elements of Hip Hop to create democratic classrooms that act as microcosms to better prepare students to be productive members of a greater democratic society.
Changa Bey, Mary Institute and Country Day School of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Use an interdisciplinary approach to create a course about the global community which will foster 21st century skills and a disposition to care about being active global citizens.
Deborah Springhorn, Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
Explore ideas that help students make connections and deepen their understanding of history. This interactive session is filled with hands-on strategies; primary sources, puzzles, literature, games and music. CD provided.
Roxanne Edgerton, Chesapeake Public Schools, Chesapeake, VA; Keri Lambert, Harrison County Public Schools, Clarksburg, WV
Model Curriculum Units for Social Studies and History, Presented by the Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary EducationSubmitted by David Bailor on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:57pm
We'll review key features of the history and social science Model Curriculum Units from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Also see examples of PBS LearningMedia digital resources for supplementing curriculum.
Karen P. White, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Malden, MA; Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH Education/PBS Learning/Media, Boston, MA
Chair: Cynthia A. Tyson, The Ohio State University
"Food for Thought: A Framework for Social Justice in Social Studies Education"--LaGarrett King, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
"Making the Political Personal: Using Film to Teach Social Justice in Social Studies"--Angela Cartwright Lynskey, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX
"'All About That Bass': Music, Social Studies and Social Justice"--Cathy A.R. Bryant, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Cynthia A. Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH --> read more »
Learn how to use Sticky Notes to receive instant feedback from students, teach analysis sills while reading text and primary source documents, and as a pre-writing tool.
Kasey Hill, Cabot Freshman Academy, Cabot, AR
Instruction in economics will continue to fall flat with Latino students until cultural and religious perspectives are considered: Latino and Catholic family perspectives on the Protestant Work Ethic and entrepreneurship.
David Moguel, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
Teachers will utilize Costa's Third Level of Thinking and Questioning by analyzing the influence of popular culture and propaganda in mobilizing for the war effort during World War II.
Kyle Wylie, South High School, Bakersfield, CA
How do improv exercises and active learning boost student skills and content knowledge? Based on the presenter's co-authored book, The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, this session will provide strategies and tools for immediate classroom use and teach how experiences lead to learning.
Katherine McKnight, National Louis University, Chicago, IL