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Secondary Level-High School

Using FlipBoard in the Classroom

Flipboard is a Web 2.0 tool that will create a digital magazine that can be used as a textbook for individual units and lessons within the social studies classroom

Integrating Vintage Maps into the History Curriculum

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.

Measles, Mono, MRSA Oh My! A Competency-Based Interdisciplinary Unit

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.

Civil Rights: More than a Bus and a Dream

This exploration of civil rights leaders beyond Dr. King enables critical evaluation of leadership and its challenges. Teachers will leave with a great multi-day, standards-based lesson and an all-inclusive DVD.

Human Rights & History: Teaching with Comics, Simulations, and Documents

Interactive session demonstrating effective methods to engage students in the study of human rights. Includes employing and creating comic books/strips, written debates, webquests, oral histories, and simulations. Handouts provided.

Long Live Rock and Roll!

Interactive website on the history of rock music, the causes and effects and the changes it brought about in American culture during the Cold War.

Not Your Father's Primary Source: Graphic Novels and Global Competencies

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 perspectives.

Stealing the Science Fair: How to Dominate the Common Core

This presentation will discuss a district-created curriculum designed for the Common Core State Standards. Participants will learn to transform their classrooms to meet the demands of the Common Core.

Says Who? Teaching Students to Evaluate Multiple Historical Truths

Participants will engage in a historical thinking activity that aligns to the shifts in Social Studies with emphasis on the evaluation of evidence and we will experience engaging best practices!

Building Unique Primary Source Sets to Make Standards Come Alive

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.


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