Secondary Level-High School
This session explores novice history teachers' difficulties in engaging students into historical content and provides a framework to help teachers make explicit the value of history content for students.
Anthony Tuf Francis, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, OH
The iPad is poised on the edge of revolutionizing technology use in the classroom. This session presents innovative teaching strategies using iPads to integrate literacy in the Social Studies classroom.
Deborah Watlington, University of Memphis, TN
Come and see how to use primary source documents in National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered, 21st century classroom.
Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA
The workshop will provide strategies for using think alouds and annotating of documents in middle and high school classrooms. Examples of assignments and rubrics will be provided.
Jennifer Flores, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO; Roderick Laughman, Hollenbeck Middle School, St. Charles, MO
What if your entire class were at-risk students? Come learn how to use current events anchored in social justice themes to engage transient, unmotivated students in the world around them.
Joseph Cormack, Lawrence Gardner High School, Topeka, KS
Want your students to communicate and collaborate with global peers? Come to a showcase of global collaboration projects happening between classes active in iEARN (International Education and Resource Network).
Lisa Jobson, iEARN-USA, New York, NY
Learn how international travel and technology was used to connect students to global issues and improve democratic citizenship through cross-cultural collaborations, including ready-to-use lesson ideas and resources.
Christine Henske, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Maplewood,
MO; Amy Cohen, Parkway, Ballwin, MO
An AP Government and AP Macroeconomics teacher use a fiscal policy simulation to teach collaborative student presentations and persuasive analytical writing.
Michelle Stone, Sandra Wright, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Teachers can develop literacy skills, citizenship, and cultural awareness in students by pairing ideas from commonly taught novels with current issues to make learning relevant and meaningful for students.
Jaime Festa-Daigle, Tania Gray, Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, AZ
James Madison Fellows will share challenging, innovative, teacher-developed lessons using best-practice instructional strategies and standards engaging students in studying and evaluating Constitutional principles such as justice and the general welfare.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ