Secondary Level-High School
This session will examine global perspectives on teaching the slave trade by examining sources from Ugandan, U.S. and U.K. curricula and materials.
Jonathan Burbidge, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Gilbert Kaburu, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; David To, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US
Integrate the Common Core without losing the content you love! Improve students’ thinking and writing skills using Writing to Learn and Learning to Write strategies. Resource packets will be provided.
Stacey Gorman, Mundelein High School, Mundelein, IL, US; Melissa Schaefer, Mundelein High School, Mundelein, IL, US
Collaborative learning experiences engage students while teaching them Common Core competencies. Learn ways that you can add collaboration opportunities for students to your Social Studies curriculum using Web 2.0 tools.
Anne Roycroft, Florida Virtual School, Orlando, FL, US
After a 25-year hiatus, National History Day is back in Montana and survey results indicate the program is making an impact on students' experiences in the social studies classroom.
Michael Scarlett, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, US
The use of Google's Ngram will be explored to create word maps connected to the civil rights movement.
Lindon Ratliff, Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS, US
This presentation will feature free interactive web-based resources to develop financial literacy competencies of: earning, spending, saving, borrowing and protecting against risk in aiding students to become informed decision makers.
Gary Clayton, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US; Kimberly Code, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US
In this lesson, students use Google's Streetview project to learn about what factors create a "sense of place" in a secret agent-style game.
Spencer Abbe, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US
This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.
Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.
Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA
Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.
Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Justin Reese, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Heidi Trexler, School District of Lancaster, , PA, US