Secondary Level-High School
This interactive session will answer the questions: Why is political polarization happening? How does polarization change how political issues get discussed in the classroom? Includes activities for teaching about polarization.
Paula McAvoy, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL
How can family and community history be used to engage your students? Successful family/community research processes and projects are presented to illustrate how museum-school collaborations can make history personal.
Marc Brasof, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA; Celia Flores-Rivera, Esperanza Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA; Julia Snyder, Relay Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA; Andrea Reidell, National Archives and Records Administration, Philadelphia, PA
A lesson exploring the ethical dimensions of citizenship. Students discuss and evaluate the actions of recent government whistle-blowers and analyze the concepts of law, national security, and freedom.
Eric Moffa, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, @MoffaAPGOV
This session will inpsire teachers to use technology in new and exciting ways. We will explore resources and lesson ideas to enrich the US History curriculum.
Teresa Francis, Mansfield ISD, Mansfield, TX; Emily Young, Mansfield ISD, Mansfield Texas, Mansfield, TX
Third session in four-part symposium. Focuses on service learning, simulation, and action projects that excite learning. Offers strategies to engage skills via schools‚Äô civic mission: critical/creative thinking, collaborating, and communicating.
Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
Discover the rich educational resources of the Department of State‚Äôs Diplomatic Reception Rooms, a place where the essence of the past infuses the present. Interactive session with ready-to-use classroom materials.
Marcee Craighill, Director, US Department of State, Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Washington, DC; Susan Holly, Office of the Historian, US Department of State, Washington, DC; George Mitchell, Montgomery County Public Schools, Olney, MD
Join two highly-caffeinated teachers in a quest to embed critical and creative thinking, collaborating, communicating, and content-rich storytelling into your classroom, making social studies the highlight of your students' day!
Blythe Raikko, Marquette Senior High School, Marquette, MI; Kris O'Connor, Marquette Senior High School, Marquette, MI
Second session in four-part symposium. Focuses on content and increasing engagement and learning. Updates curriculum with current applications. Offers specialist presenting contemporary material that provides up-to-date trends and connections.
Shelley Kimelberg, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
Curious about the ""flipped classroom""? Interested in trying to ""flip"" but not sure how? Learn video lecture ""Do's and Don'ts"", technology options, and activities to implement during class time.
Melissa Schaefer, Mundelein High School, Mundelein, IL, @MT_Schaef; Stacey Gorman, Mundelein High School, Mundelein IL, IL
Deportations...DREAM Act...border fence...bipartisan reform? Immigration issues make headlines. Learn exciting, interactive classroom strategies to address controversial issues. Take home carefully balanced lessons on immigration you can use with your students.
Damon Huss, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, @crfusa; Lourdes Morales, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA