Secondary Level-High School
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
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
Teach students reasoning and civics skills using Library of Congress primary sources and Marcellus Shale informational text. Guide them to visible learning using the Common Core aligned LDC writing frameworks.
Michael Brna, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
First session in four-part symposium. Focuses on resources that increase engagement in reading/writing in interactive format. Offers proven resources to excite students and introduces blogging and book trailers as methodologies.
Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
The EMK Institute will discuss its educational programming and immersive visitor experience teaching about our government through the history and contributions of the United States Senate.
Nell Breyer, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston, MA
A car‚Äôs dashboard describes its performance. Have students create a dashboard of economic performance for the U.S. during the Great Recession. Engage data, analyze primary sources and evaluate news stories.
Princeton Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Stephen Clayton, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX