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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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