Secondary Level-High School
With this creative, multidimensional lesson plan, using primary source documents to meet Common Core, your students will hold historical banquets dealing with various aspects of an era/geographic region.
Kathy Szwed, Minooka Community High School, Minooka, IL; Judy Craig, Minooka Community High School, Minooka, IL
Programs like educreations and knowmea can help you create video in a way that works for you. Learning this 21st Century tool can help set your classroom on end.
Ronald Bahre, Kingman Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Sam Sheets, Kingman Middle School, Kingman, AZ
Across all cultures and religions, gifts are an important part of holiday celebrations. This session features a hands-on lesson illustrating why economists say gift giving wastes both money and time.
Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, FL; Sherilyn Narker, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
The presenters will overview the novel work of Davidson College, the College Board and edX, which are collaborating to design blended learning modules for difficult concepts in three AP subjects.
Clark Ross, Davidson College, Davidson, NC; Sally Meek, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, TX
Learn the benefits of using Twitter to network. If you are new to Twitter or don't have an account - this session is for you! Come grow your PLN.
Allison Shaver, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA, @allisonshaver; Melissa Seideman, Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY, @mseideman; Jennifer Schlicht, Bonner Springs High School, Bonner Springs, KS, @jenslish
Using Twitter and Blogger (or any blogging service) to explore American life.
Max Monegan, Biomed Science Academy, Rootstown, OH, @MrMaxMonegan
Learn how California Democracy Schools are institutionalizing civic learning to provide ALL students with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become informed, actively engaged citizens in the 21st century.
Michelle Herczog , Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA
The U.S.A. is seeking assistance towards global peace. Through a classroom-tested webquest, you will examine the history, cultures, resources, and governments involved in the Arab/Israeli conflict. Let's get to work!
Timothy Jones, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Analyzing documents is not just for AP courses. Using online document-analysis tools students practice reading and interpreting key passages to answer case study questions in content-centered activities.
Molly Farrow, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
In response to the Common Core movement, learn about a new social studies curriculum for middle and high school students that teaches self-reflection, service, empathy, voice, and happiness.
William Meyer, Bronxville High School, Bronxville, NY, @billpmeyer