Secondary Level-High School
How do the practices and products of different groups reveal cultural values? Introducing students to historical methods enables them to formulate pertinent questions, conduct independent research, and communicate their findings.
Joseph Marangell, East Haven Public Schools, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
The use of Google's Ngram will be explored to create word maps connected to the civil rights movement.
Lindon Ratliff, Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS
Integrate Common Core expectations with music , film, and TV! This interactive session provides easy to implement, hands-on strategies for engaging secondary students in history. Handouts provided.
Melissa Marks, John Delancey, Joshuar Myers, Scott Balzere, Robert McCullough, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, PA
After a 25-year hiatus, National History Day is back in Montana and survey results indicate the program is making an impact on students' experiences in the social studies classroom.
Michael Scarlett, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.
Janis Irwin, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.
Rachel Meyer, South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
In this lesson students use Google's Streetview project to learn about what factors create a "sense of place" in a secret agent-style game.
Spencer Abbe, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
This presentation will feature free interactive web-based resources to develop financial literacy competencies of: earning, spending, saving, borrowing and protecting against risk in aiding students to become informed decision makers.
Kimberly Code, Gary Clayton, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
You are Kennedy or Khrushchev and it is 1962. Will you make the right decision or plunge the world into nuclear darkness? Its your decision now.
Gary Morris, McLean County High School, Calhoun, KY; Mary Theresa Hallock-Morris, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts’ strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.
Heidi Trexler, Justin Reese, Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, PA