Secondary Level-High School
Contemporary art can be a powerful and enjoyable tool for teaching civics and comparative government. Resources for understanding global human rights issues provided.
Barbara Cruz, University of South Florida, TAMPA, FL; Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, TAMPA, FL
Gain hands-on skills for teaching geography education within the C3 Framework! Three interactive activities are demonstrated that show how geography education facilitates critical career skills through student-centered and authentic-learning experiences.
Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Robert Bailey, Jefferson HS, tampa, FL; Jennifer Orjuela, Jefferson HS, Tampa, FL; Lindsay Rustan, Jefferson HS, Tampa, FL
Fearful of discussing controversial topics in your classroom? Structured Academic Controversy is a concise strategy that promotes democratic discussion around topics you might otherwise run from!
Katie Anderson, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Sara Brown , Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Stacy Drum, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Temoca Dixon, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
Participate in a cooperative learning lesson involving analysis of primary and secondary sources surrounding famous Olmstead v. United States Supreme Court case and more recent 4th Amendment - search/spying cases.
Janet Emond, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL; Kelly Pecak, Maine West High School, IL
Simulation teaches Electoral College by allowing students to create a candidate, choose stances on important issues, and deal with various issues as the pop up. Middle and High School audience.
Christopher Moore, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
This session will provide teachers with an introduction to the interdisciplinary and multimedia materials available in Echoes and Reflections and equip them with strategies for teaching about the Holocaust.
Sarah Cushman, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Worcester, MA
Do you love teaching merchantilism? If not, this workshop is for you! Engage your students in this topic through symbolic analysis, primary sources, simulation, and connections to current U.S. policy.
Sherilyn Narker, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Student engagement and ownership are directly correlated. This simulation allows students to create a country, analyze available resources and country needs, and collaborate with fellow countrymen, as well as foreigners.
Wesley Hedgepeth, Trinity Episcopal School, Richmond, VA, @hedgepwe
This interactive session will explore the role of student voice and active citizenship in schools by highlighting a variety of ways to engage both students and faculty in democratic processes.
Dr. Marc Brasof, National Consitution Center and Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA, @brasof; Kathleen Maher, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Using the award-winning documentary, Coexist, on post-genocide Rwanda, social studies and language arts teachers will share how they motivate students to think critically about genocide and Othering in our culture.
Mishy Lesser, Coexist Learning Project, Watertown, MA; Chris Sparks, East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT; Joan Landrum, East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT