Secondary Level-High School
Evaluating materials for teaching the Holocaust: film, historical fiction, images.
Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Gary Mills, University of Nottingham, Nottingham,
Reconstruction, a pivotal moment in US History lets students explore questions about national identity, freedom and justice that are fundamental to historical understanding and citizenship today. Resources and lessons included.
Laura Tavares, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA; Dan Sigward, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA
Learn to empower ALL students to reading complex texts with high-level questions that promote a growth mindset and critical thinking. Gain access to a database of teacher-created close reading exemplars.
Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Lindsey Clewell, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Marcia Motter, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Janet Roberts, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
This panel of teacher/academics discusses the pedagogical effectiveness of biographies of American women to illuminate, expand, enlarge, understand students' understanding of historic periods, movements or events in US history.
Carol Berkin, Baruch College, New York City, NY; Bruce Lesh, Franklin High School, Baltimore, MD; Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
The C3 Social Studies Framework uses inquiry-teaching strategies. C3 applies spatial/environmental perspectives of geography. This session links the C3‚Äôs Inquiry Arc, social studies content, and the National Geography Standards
Paul Nagel, North American University, Houston, TX; Jim Hauf, Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO; Joseph P. Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Robert W. Morrill, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Learn about a new book by the CEO of UNICEF and an accompanying teacher‚Äôs guide covering topics including child rights, infant mortality and children‚Äôs health, emergency relief, and child labor.
Daniel Sadowsky, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, @TeachUNICEF
This session will explore how the Supreme Court has ruled on Fourth Amendment issues related to the human body--fingerprinting to strip searches to the collection of blood and DNA.
Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Mark Cohen, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL
Session will explore primary sources related the case U.S. v. Daniel Ellsberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.
Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC
Magna Carta has come to represent core political and legal values for the world. Session offers resources for teaching about Magna Carta as it celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2015.
Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @middletiff; Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 25! Learn why the U.S. is alone in failing to ratify it and how you can effectively teach about this topic.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, @TeachUNICEF