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Secondary Level-High School

Exploring Student Activism through History -- The 1960s

Student activism in the 1960s resulted in lasting change that helped shape contemporary society. This session explores three student-led movements to expand education as well as specific learning strategies.

Heightening Visual Literacy: Using Art as Text in US History

Love that image? Not sure how to use it? Need something to make a text-heavy lesson POP? This presentation demonstrates and provides materials for incorporating visual literacy in your classroom.

Raising your Voice in Class: Spoken Word for Social Change

Spoken word poetry creates an outlet for students to address controversial issues in an engaging way. Attendees will gain knowledge of how to incorporate this pedagogical practice into their classroom.

Pondering the Progressives

Analyzing the key players, reforms efforts, and court cases of the Progressive Era will illuminate the role this period has played in helping shape the United States today.

Contesting Conquest: Human Rights Struggles in Latin America

A session devoted to developing historical thinking skills through primary and secondary source analysis by examining examples of resistance to diverse forms of conquest from colonialism to the present.

ELLs in the Social Studies: Eight Strategies that Improve Instruction

English Language Learners (ELLs) are a growing demographic with specific educational and linguistic needs. Our workshop reviews eight essential strategies that social studies teachers can use to improve their instruction.

Real World History: Creating and Leading an Applied History Course

Join the students, course instructor, and museum staff involved in an innovative high school applied history course created and led by Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington, DC.

Uncovering Slavery and Freedom Stories: Using Primary-Source Freedom Petitions

Learn about the tradition of suing for freedom used by Dred Scott & others, explore a free primary source collection, and take home a versatile activity idea.

The Pen and the Sword: Elevating Student Writing in History

Re-imagine the writing process to create a framework for thesis-driven essays that include four key techniques to marry evidence with analysis, greatly improving student writing in both cogency and effectiveness.

Practical Differentiation and Alignment to CCSS, C3 by/for Teachers

Work with practicing, seasoned New York City teachers to rework common resources to be more aligned with Common Core and C3 standards as well as 21st century skills for students.

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