Secondary Level-High School

The Supreme Court Case behind King's ""Letter from Birmingham Jail""


Uses primary sources to examine Walker v. Birmingham, the seminal Supreme Court case behind Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Explores relationship between rule of law and civil disobedience.

Presenters: 

Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced

Room: 
102
session id: 
484
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On the Border: Using History to Teach Controversial Border Issues


Do history textbooks miss the real story? If the topic is U.S.-Mexico relations, the answer is YES! Join this interactive session for new perspectives. Exclusive materials from the State Department.

Presenters: 

Susan Holly, US Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, @HistoryAtState; George Mitchell, Montgomery County Public Schools, Olney, MD; Sarah Winchester, Freelance Infographic Designer, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
205
session id: 
482
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Interdisciplinary Studies: Integrating Literature and Technology into Global Connections


The session will explore integrating literature into Global Connections/World History with a focus on aligning learning targets to Common Core Standards, emerging technology and building 21st Century skills.

Presenters: 

Erin Moore, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL; Justin Ashton, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove North, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
469
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Teaching Revolution: The Four Dimensions of the Boston Tea Party


The Boston Tea Party sparked the American Revolution. Join us as we use the C3 Framework to explore methodologies for teaching students about this historic event.

Presenters: 

Sean Lawler, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston, MA

Room: 
201
session id: 
471
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Who to Believe?; News Literacy and the 2014 Elections


A team of educators in southwest Missouri developed a unit of instruction on News-Literacy, using the C-3 Framework, in an attempt to help their students understand the 2014 elections.

Presenters: 

Steven Hinch, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; Tim Pfeil, Greenwood Laboratory School, Springfield, MT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
474
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The Ghost of Globalization Past


Explore the power of well-rounded civic learning through a globalization case study of the Roman Empire and Han China that emphasizes economics, government, and comparative culture analysis.

Presenters: 

Andrew Potter, Envision, Vienna, VA

Room: 
207
session id: 
458
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The Civic Engagement Project: Evoking Citizenship in a Government Class


Learn about organizing a comprehensive Civic Engagement Project that integrates the six Proven Practices and guides students down the path to active citizenship and participation in your community.

Presenters: 

Donald Pankuch, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL; Susan Fuhrer, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL; Heather Weisenburger, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL; Scott Gregory, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL

Room: 
101
session id: 
461
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A Constitutional Convention for the 21st Century


Use art, biography, a daily delegate attendance record, maps of historic Philadelphia, and a guide to Madison's notes to teach students about the Constitutional Convention, through TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

Presenters: 

Jason Ross, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Room: 
108
session id: 
463
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Socrates to Sartre in a Semester: Philosophy in High School


Learn to establish a high school philosophy class, or include philosophical critical thinking into any social studies class. Participants will engage in a philosophical lesson, receive materials and course ideas.

Presenters: 

Nick Caltagirone, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Daniel Fouts, Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL

Room: 
310
session id: 
452
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Using HISTORY Digital Media to Investigate Primary Sources


Primary sources are more than photos and documents. Learn how HISTORY digital media uses news reel footage and letters to deliver compelling storytelling and multiple points of view.

Presenters: 

Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL; Kim Gilmore, AETN, New York, NY

Room: 
201
session id: 
454
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