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Secondary Level-High School

STEM in the Social Studies Classroom: Using Google Custom Maps

Through the creation of virtual tours using Google Custom Maps, students engage in cultural inquiry. Participants will create a simple Google custom map containing photos, text, and customized pins.

#MyParty16- National Election Project of Student Created Political Parties

Join #MyParty16, a national election project next fall where students create their own political parties and compete against schools across the country. Use Project-Based-Learning to energize students around political issues.

The Intersection of Law and Psychology: Choose Your Path

Participants will consider issues related to social responsibility and the fields of law and psychology: Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Innocent by Reason of Insanity and Eyewitness Testimony.

The Power of Collaboration in World History

Learn how to integrate key elements of collaborative learning: empathy, communication, skill-building, and problem-solving through the use of three units of study designed specifically for World History.

The World Turned Upside Down: Investigating the Battle of Yorktown

This presentation will provide high school social studies teachers a lesson about using the Circle of Knowledge strategy to incorporate disciplinary literacy into their social studies lessons.

Exploring WWII: ArtiFACTS and Participants

Engage your students in World War II and expand their historical thinking skills with artifact and media based activities! Participants will receive primary sources and strategies to enhance their World War II units.

The Record and the Rhetoric

Two 20-year-veteran AP teachers (U.S. History and English language & composition) discuss how they worked with a shared cohort of students to adapt to the new AP U.S. History framework.

Here! You're Louis XVI! Simulations and Props to Engage Learners

Using momentary, short-term and unit-long simulations is an approach to teaching not something in a box! Props demand student attention! Expand ways to create a lively and thinking classroom environment.

Excellent (and Free!) Resources for Teaching about the Middle East

Trying to enhance your teaching about the Middle East within your curriculum? Here's some assistance in finding reputable resources: lesson plans, films, background information, visuals, documents, class handouts, music.

Humor in the Classroom: A Tool for Student Engagement

The role of humor in teaching and learning has long been overlooked. Recent brain research, however, supports the theory that memory and creativity are best activated when surrounded by humor.


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