Secondary Level-High School
Aligning with Common Core, The DBQ Project sharpens students’ critical thinking, reading and evidence-base writing. The Project’s method allows all students, grades 4-12, to excel in the sophisticated DBQ experience.
Mollie Hackett, Beth Montgomery, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
The Arctic is receiving increased attention as a result of climate change, natural resource exploitation, and sovereignty issues. If there is a “bright side” to these issues, it is that Arctic indigenous peoples have a greater involvement and more influential voice in international affairs than ever before. --> read more »
Nadine Fabbi, Canadian Studies Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Amy Sotherden, Center of the Study of Canada/Institute on Québec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Tina Storer, Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Join National Geographic staff for an exhilarating round of demonstrations of cool, classroom-ready activities. --> read more »
Brenda Barr, National Geographic, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic, Washington, DC
Dive in to the rich history of the Pacific Northwest. Start the morning with an overview presentation during breakfast, then strap on your walking shoes to take in the sights of downtown Seattle on a guided walking tour. --> read more »
Tara McCauley, Julia Swan, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
This workshop will provide a comprehensive understanding of the redesigned course and exam; concrete classroom strategies for addressing those changes; and guidance on completing the AP course audit.
James (Andy) Aiken
This workshop presents teachers with resources and ideas to expand their curriculum, with an emphasis on gender, and the power structure between genders. The following topics are explored: (1) Mapping Gendered Spaces, (2) Measuring Fertility, (3) The World’s Women: Trends and Statistics, (4) Women in Agriculture, and (5) Sustainable Voices.
This workshop focuses on three lessons that facilitate student exploration of the concept of democratization as a basis for comparing six nation-states and improving the interpretation of political data.
David La Shomb
This interactive workshop presents teachers at the Pre-AP level with strategies to improve students’ historical thinking skills, specifically interpretation and analysis, through the exploration of primary and secondary sources.
How do cowboys, computers, and cuisine all connect in the pre-modern Islamic world? Travel with us along pathways of pre-modern trade from China to Europe to America to find out!
Barbara Petzen, Middle East Policy Council, Washington, DC; Susan Douglass, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Chris Rose, The University of Texas at Austin, TX
How does one approach the subject of genocide? What lessons should be learned? Study both the history and current issues surrounding genocide through discussion and activities suitable for the classroom.
Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA; Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Boston, MA; Susan Graseck, Choices Program—Brown University, Providence, RI; Kelley Szany, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL