Secondary Level-High School
With the C3 Framework, Common Core ELA Standards, and technology social studies instruction has changed. Learn some Active Classroom Strategies to help engage the next generations of students.
Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Katie Lauffer, Pearson, Glenview, IL
Using either Twitter or Twister, students practice summarizing new information, sharing their opinion on current events or political candidates, or solving problems faced by historical and contemporary world figures.
Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne
Nelson Mandela‚Äôs life teaches civics and history lessons. Using primary documents, participants will examine his role in shaping historical events; explore tensions between truth and justice and politics and ethics.
Barbara Brown, Boston University, Boston, MA; Dan Eshet, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA
Using literacy to encourage more than just reading. Selecting and developing readings to enhance class content, critical thinking, and discussion skills.
Kristyn Campos, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL
Fourth session in four-part symposium. Focuses on TRAILS‚Äìthe Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology. Participants receive free trial access to TRAILS resources, including hundreds of lesson plans.
Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Beth Floyd, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
New engaging activity-based lessons from CEE which emphasize an ""economic way of thinking"" are showcased. Raise your teaching and skills in preparing for AP exams and C 3 framework alignments.
Bruce Damasio, Towson University ( Maryland Council for Economic Education ), Towson, MD; Doug Young, Council for Economic Education, New York City, NY
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