Secondary Level-High School
Learn ways to challenge textbooks by using Library of Congress analysis tools. Looking through macro and micro lenses, participants will create unique Primary Source Sets. Leave with LOC materials.
An interdisciplinary performance task that incorporates content knowledge from Government, English and Biology; students complete their task using critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills in a competency-based school.
The Supreme Court has entered the electronic age and is re-defining civil liberties, tackling issues like GPS tracking, perceived Facebook threats, and warrantless cellphone searches. A must for government teachers.
Learn how famous (and not-so-famous) poems can help students explore the concept of American democracy. Special attention is paid to multicultural poetry. Poems and activity sheets will be provided.
To make students more socially responsible, we need to develop their global competencies. Learn how to use engaging primary source graphic novels and comics to expand students' global perspective.
This presentation will feature outcomes and lessons learned from 5 years of the collaborative Young Women LEAD Conference for at-risk high school girls to develop their leadership and business potential.
District 117 in Northern Illinois has found a way to honor veterans and connect the community to the school. Find out how your district can create a similar event.
Vintage maps reflect the cultural, social, political and economic values of an era. Participants will explore strategies to incorporate 19th century maps of Africa and the Mississippi into the curriculum.
This presentation focuses on effective research strategies presented in the form of a ready-to-go project idea for high school U.S. history teachers.
In an interactive poster session, participants will learn how portraiture may be integrated in history instruction to advance students' understanding of historic persons and the construction of narratives.