Explore the historic map collection at the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Learn core concepts for teaching with maps and searching and using digital historic map collections.
Michelle LeBlanc, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
The Big History Project team built the course, the curriculum and resources around the inquiry arc. When the C3 Framework was released, many teachers saw in the BHP a ready-made comprehensive curriculum to realize the four C3 dimensions. BHP teachers will present ways that BHP helps social studies students meet the four dimensions.
Bob Regan, David Burzillo
China Institute in America will provide an introduction to the history and culture of Imperial China and the Forbidden City, with resources and tools for bringing China to the classroom.
Matthew Turner, China Institute in America, New York, NY; Michael Buening, China Institute in America, New York, NY
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