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
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