Secondary Level-High School
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Participants will learn how to issue-ize their existing instructional units in American history and world history by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement, understanding and responsibility.
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.
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.
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!