Secondary Level-High School

"Precious Knowledge": The Ban on Teaching History in Tucson Schools


The highly successful Mexican American Studies (MAS) program in Tucson was banned last year. See the acclaimed PBS film "Precious Knowledge" about this program, and hear from our special guest, MAS co-founder Sean Arce.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Room: 
611/612
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Travel around the World without Leaving the Classroom


Awaken your students' curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
608
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Others' Lives: Using Current Non-Fiction Resources to Advance Global Understanding


Enrich your students' views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:14pm
Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Room: 
608
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TAH Grant Update


Christine Miller, Teaching American History (TAH) team lead at the U.S. Department of Education, will provide updates on the TAH program and other ED programs and will lead a conversation on project sustainability. The session will also feature a presentation by one or more TAH project directors and by staff from the National History Education Clearinghouse.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sun, 11/18/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Christine Miller, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC

Room: 
609
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The Collaborative Social Studies Classroom


This session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. We will offer strategies on how to incorporate modified instruction.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Paul Mazzuca, Ryan Hutchins, Patrick Block, Adlai Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
58
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Civil War Curriculum Workshop


Study the Trust’s Civil War Curriculum. This free resource provides 9 standards-based goals covering the war from disunion to reconstruction; complete with lessons, materials, and assessment. Then work with colleagues to create your own.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Nicole Osier, Civil War Trust, Washington, DC

Room: 
4C-3
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The Civic Mirror--A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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Humanity in the Midst of War: Empowering Tomorrow's Global Citizens


War is much more complicated than a video game. Give your students the skills to grapple with global issues and explore humanitarian responses to conflict. Free, standards-aligned, ready-to-use resources provided.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Alicia Guajardo, James Lane, American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Joanne Dufour, Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Room: 
608
session id: 
862
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Chief Standing Bear's Footsteps: Voices from Our Past, Today


The investigation of Chief Standing Bear’s journey and the plight of the Poncas comes alive with engaging participant experiences using media, digital technology and historical habits of mind.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Cindy Renner, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE; Larry Wright, Lincoln, NE

Room: 
618
session id: 
614
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Teaching World and U.S. History as Mystery


Classroom ready materials teach U.S. and world history as uncertain problems based on primary & secondary sources: images, words, music, numbers riddled with bias, confusion, controversy to motivate youthful detectives.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Jack Zevin, David Gerwin, Queens College/CUNY, New York, NY

Room: 
617
session id: 
544
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