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
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.
Mindy Blechman, Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA
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
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.
Dylan Dalzotto, Joe Foss Institute, Scottsdale, AZ
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
Roslyn Wyman, National Geographic Learning, St. Louis, MO
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.
Meltem Gocke, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
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.
Ed Miller, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI; Rick Vess, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI
Turkey's crucial geo-political place in the world and its political and social facts in history and a present bear global significance and interconnectedness to the U.S. and American students.
Meltem Gokce, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
The Fed's popular online game has been updated, and now features a robust learning component and enhanced functionality. Learn how to use this game as part of a dynamic personal finance and economics curriculum!
Rema Oxandaboure, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA