Secondary Level-High School
Uses primary sources to examine Walker v. Birmingham, the seminal Supreme Court case behind Dr. King‚Äôs ‚ÄúLetter from a Birmingham Jail.‚Äù Explores relationship between rule of law and civil disobedience.
Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced
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.
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
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.
Michelle Hubenschmidt, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, OH
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