The Civics Education Initiative is the first step to ensure all students are taught basic civics--how our government works and who we are as a nation.
Sam Stone, Civics Education Initiative, Scottsdale, AZ
Learn how to immediately use NEFE's free, noncommercial personal finance materials, including turnkey curriculum for grades 8-12 and other new online resources. Leave with lesson ideas and online resources. www.hsfpp.org
Engage your students and transform stereotypes through the little-known history of thousands of young Jews who fought back during the Holocaust as Jewish partisans. Includes free lessons, books, and DVDs.
Jonathan Furst, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, San Francisco, CA
The DBQ Project will present an overview of their materials and professional development, and discuss how they have helped students and teachers grades 4-12 handle the rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in World and U.S. History.
Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
Can you really use primary sources will young learners? We say, "Yes," and we'll show you how you can do it in your classroom. Handouts both on paper and online.
Kathleen Thompson, OneHistory.org, Chicago, IL
How to tap into the original and primary documents to support classroom studies by using Ancestry/Fold3/Newspapers.com products. A quick overview of this rich resource to bring history to life.
Brock Bierman, Ancestry.com, Provo, UT; Gordon Atkinson, Fold3.com, Lindon, UT
The Keizai Koho Center organizes a ten-day fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.
Isao Tanaka, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
Developed by educators, this FREE platform gives access to more than 300,000 resources, 31,000+ aligned to social studies. We will demonstrate all the features of the site.
Kelly Booz, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC
Develop critical reading skills using DBQuest, iCivics' newest digital civics and literacy tool. Students explore the Nashville sit-ins through critical readings of primary source interviews, film clips, and photographs.
Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Washington, DC
This session questions the idea of equality. What does equality mean? What should it look like? Foster critical thinking in your grade 7-12 classrooms with this dynamic multimedia lesson.
Michael Siekkenin, St. Mary's Middle School, St. Mary's, GA