Secondary Level-High School
A presentation focused on local, national, and global citizenship through the discussion and synthesis of human rights and its defenders as well as alignment with state and national standards.
Christopher Buckley, Darien High School/Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Darien, CT; Todd Szwed, East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT
This poster will provide participants with all the materials they need to conduct a simulation on turning bills into laws. Participants will receive the complete lesson plan, including supplementary materials.
Dr. Betta Borrelli, Georgia College, Macon, GA
Explore how the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program and loc.gov collections address the Common Core to build essential 21st Century Skills in K-16 interdisciplinary classrooms.
Barbara Kirby, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA, @LOCTPSatWU; Claire Machosky, Eastern Suffolk BOCES (NY), Holbrook, NY; Sophia Sineath, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA; Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA
This session examines how to dynamically engage students in inquiry and critical thinking activities about important social issues using U.S. monuments. Handouts of resources and materials will be provided.
Stewart Waters, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; William B. Russell III, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Fallon Preste, Austin-East High School, Knoxville, TN
A hands-on opportunity to learn effective teaching strategies and to share classroom experience with new instructional approaches to teaching historical thinking. Participants are encouraged to bring sample assignments.
Laura Baker, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Learn to locate and engage students in analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress‚Äô Digital Collections, so you can build students‚Äô content knowledge and cultivate their historical thinking skills.
James Hartwick, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Photoshopped models. Beyonce's whitening. Historically, businesses have ""sold"" cultural images. Learn how to use 1900's ads to foster students' visual disciplinary literacy and understanding of U.S.'s changing images of groups.
Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Michelle Dillard, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS; Stephanie Heady, Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, KS; Crystal Yakel, Harmon High School, Kansas City, KS
When students ""play games,"" they don't realize how much they're learning. Come to this hands-on session to try simulations that teach 7-12 grade studentscivics, history, and economics. Handouts provided.
Melissa Marks, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA; Michael Knetzer, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA; William Myers, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA
Through tactile engagement of contemporary scholarship, unit plans, course materials and student work, participants will analyze the role of Ethnic Studies in providing a rigorous and relevant social studies education.
Christina Villarreal, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Leona Kwon, Castlemont High School, Oakland, CA
Globalizing the U.S. Survey is an essential aspect of contemporary education. These 5 free, online professional development modules prepares teachers to empower their students for a global, interconnected world.
Craig Perrier, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA, @CraigPerrier