Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.
Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.
Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA
Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.
Laura Ross, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO
The Common Core has become the new “west” in education. Learn strategies to search the Library of Congress Website and teach with primary sources to promote reading and writing skills.
Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary and Junior High, Bunker Hill, IL; Margaret Fredericksen, Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
This interactive presentation demonstrates professional development strategies for fostering global awareness using cooperative learning, problem-solving, case-study analysis and simulation.
Sarah Mathews, Hilary Landorf, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Based on a multi-year study in Michigan schools, this interactive session will feature resources and demonstrate how teachers are integrating geography and world history in a research-based, meaningful way.
Lauren McArthur Harris, Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Jennifer Palacios Wirz, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
This presentation focuses on strategies for teaching the Pacific Theater of WWII with ready-to-go primary source materials that culminate in student-designed memorials. All attendees will receive a curriculum guide.
Stephanie Lee Rizas, Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School, Bethesda, MD
Discover a research based and practical framework using moral dilemmas from historical and contemporary individuals to engage and amplify student’s reasoning skills in large class discussions. All Grade Levels.
Carolyn Flores, Jordan DeLay, Elaine Marinakos, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove, IL
Discover archival documents and stories to represent the humanity of the enslaved, challenge your students’ thinking, and maintain sensitivity to racial dynamics in the classroom. Approaches tested for grades K-12.
Lisa Gilbert, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO