Secondary Level-High School
Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, will share her father’s story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” and Korematsu Institute curriculum.
Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA; Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, San Francisco, CA
Social studies teachers must address literacy standards sometimes at the expense of their curriculum. This session explores techniques that keep the focus on social studies while still addressing critical literacies.
Aimee Alexander-Shea, Eastern Oregon University, Gresham, OR
Attendees will participate in hands-on, active learning demonstrations designed to address issues related to cognition, resilience, and critical thinking skills specifically geared for the introductory and AP psychology classroom.
Randal Ernst, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE; Charlie Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, IA
Given the interconnectedness of the world, students must confront current global issues. Students should learn strategies to affect change and create sustainable solutions to problems involving economics, population, environment, etc.
Greg Maloney, Robyn Fardy, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL
This presentation provides strategies for using a critical approach to geography education to enhance students’ global mindedness while engaging teachers in reflection on how they think about the world.
Jason R. Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore strategies to empower students to identify and speak out on issues they care about as a first step toward creating sustainable policy change.
Jill Bass, Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL
How can students get involved in finding "untold stories" about African American History? This session helps schools engage students in civic learning experiences that center around preserving African American history.
Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
This session sponsored by the NCSS Academic Freedom Community will offer a discussion of Jack Nelson’s contributions to social studies education and present a lifetime achievement award.
Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Using the writings of these travelers attendees allows teachers to integrate them into the classroom to teach both historical topics and the common core standards associated with reading.
Jonathon Kaminsky, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL
This interactive session will explore the incorporation of art into history lessons and the “card-sorting” strategy for making global connections. Handouts will be provided.
Lauren McArthur Harris, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ