Ten-Day Study Tour to Japan


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Isao Tanaka, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1335
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Share My Lesson for Social Studies Teachers


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Kelly Booz, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1334
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DBQuest: Primary Sources and Civics


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Washington, DC

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1333
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Teaching Equality


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Michael Siekkenin, St. Mary's Middle School, St. Mary's, GA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1332
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Using The Point to Make a Point


This session will use an engaging animated trigger film, The Point (narrated by Dustin Hoffman, which addresses the concept of "the other" to stimulate a discussion of how identification of some people as inferior to others can lead to the marginalization and oppression of certain groups. When discrimination and loss of rights becomes legitimized by law, the escalation of such policies has led to genocide, for example in the case of the Nuremberg Laws in Germany, which preceded the Holocaust.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Mindy Blechman, Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1330
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Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL

Room: 
303
session id: 
1329
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Veterans Inspiring Patriotism


The Joe Foss Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides veteran speakers to classrooms. Their trained veteran speakers talk about the importance of being an informed citizen and also discuss the importance of our Founding Documents. The institute provides schools with classroom-sized American flags and poster-sized Founding Documents, all at no charge.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

Dylan Dalzotto, Joe Foss Institute, Scottsdale, AZ

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1328
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Exploring the World through the National Geographic Lens


Ever wondered what lies beneath the ocean surface? What if you could follow a conservationist as he treks through the Amazon? Prepare your students for an increasingly global future with real life experiences from National Geographic Explorers around the world. There are lots of ways you can bring the world into your classroom. Learn how interactive map activities and other types of digital media support and enhance your World Geography lesson

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Roslyn Wyman, National Geographic Learning, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
200
session id: 
1326
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Learning On-Site: Turkey as a Study Tour Destination


Since 2007, the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Council of America have partnered in the Spotlight on Turkey program which features two-week Teacher Study Tours to Turkey. Visiting Anatolia, the cradle of many civilizations and the vibrant nation of Turkey has been a transforming experience for over 500 teachers who traveled to Turkey with TCF.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Meltem Gocke, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1325
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The eTextbook Revolution and your Classroom


The magic, passion and human instinct a teacher brings into the four walls of a classroom cannot be replaced or even mimicked by a computer. The Voces vision is to integrate technology into the real classroom, enhancing the students understanding of U.S. History and how it applies to students today. Here is how Voces eTextbooks--in your hands--make it happen. Let's spend less on textbooks and more on teachers.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Ed Miller, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI; Rick Vess, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1324
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