Secondary Level-High School
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.
Erin Moore, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL; Justin Ashton, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove North, IL
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.
Andrew Potter, Envision, Vienna, VA
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.
Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL; Kim Gilmore, AETN, New York, NY
A popular Kennedy Library civic education program will be presented for classroom adaptation. Participants are economic advisors to the president setting priorities for the federal government's discretionary budget.
Nina Tisch, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
An overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment of CommonCore skills with an exploration of the implications for instruction, resource collection, and assessment in the history classroom.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
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.
Nick Caltagirone, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Daniel Fouts, Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL
Meet Smithsonian staff and learn to integrate 3D technology and social studies in your school by using the Smithsonian‚Äôs new 3D object collection and inquiry based education resources.
Matthew Hoffman, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Why did some care while others remained indifferent? Participants will explore this central focus by analyzing and evaluating primary sources to synthesize the dilemma that confronted so many.
Barbara Bernard, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Old Westbury, Oneonta, Old Westbury, NY; Vincent Marmorale, New York State Council for the Social Studies, New York, NY
Your students know more than you. Don't fight it. Embrace it. Learn how to use existing technology like Google apps, Schoology, and a flip-class model enhancing creativity and critical thinking.
Chris Brady, District 127 Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake, IL, @cbradesteach; Jim Plaza, District 127 Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake, IL, @mrplaza22
The award-winning Digital Public Library of America contains millions of open-access items from American history. This session explores ways to engage students with DPLA content through C3 skill-building activities.
Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America, Boston, MA, @dancohen; Franky Abbott, Digital Public Library of America, Boston, MA, @franky_abbott