Secondary Level-High School
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
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
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
This ready-to-teach student-centered activity investigates how slavery caused the Civil War, including economically, politically, and morally, through students role-playing historical figures in a congressional hearing.
William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL, @BusbinsClassAHS
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
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
An American Government teacher and a literacy specialist share their collaborative work to enhance reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills for students with a range of emotional and learning disabilities.
Michelle Stone, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Maureen Rubenstein, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
The Common Core doesn't have to be frightening! Work with real NYC classroom teachers on easy methods to modify your teaching and materials to be more aligned with the CCSS!
Matthew Foglino, ATT/UFT, Wings Academy High School, Bronx, NJ; Michael Freydin, ATSS/UFT, Halsey JHS 157, Queens, NY
Learn how to plan, prepare and facilitate an interactive learning experience about five of the world's religions for high school students.
Eric Vichnick, Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL; Morgan O'Connor, Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL
Join Street Law, Inc. to explore new student activities that integrate current, controversial public issues with U.S Government content in order to boost students‚Äô abilities to participate in our democracy.
Lena Morreale Scott, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Laurel Singleton, Broomfield, CO