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Secondary Level-High School

Assessing World History Thinking and Inquiry: Embedded, Teacher-Developed Assessments

An exploration of embedded assessments from teacher-developed historical thinking lesson plans. Our discussion will focus on assessment development and classroom uses of assessment data.

Confronting Stereotypes and Assumptions: Teaching about Diversity Directly

Teach students directly about issues of diversity (race, religion, gender, wealth) using interactive games and activities, aimed at promoting deep understanding and meaningful discussions. Handouts provided.

Virgins, Wives, and Mothers: Teaching Religious Agency with Content Analysis

Session provides pedagogical insights on how content analysis serves as a method for advancing students' critical inquiry skills and promotes social responsibility by investigating curriculum materials, specifically on religious agency.

Psychology: Gateway to Social Responsibility

This session includes hands-on activities and demonstrations that promote social responsibility, critical thinking, and civic action in the psychology classroom. All attendees will participate, and all materials will be shared.

Teaching Historical Writing/Reading Skills in the Collaborative U.S. History Classroom

This presentation focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. It will offer strategies to teach historical writing skills in the collaborative classroom.

Teaching about the Boston Public Schools' Segregation, Desegregation, and Busing

This workshop for K-12 teachers will introduce the Boston Public Schools' free, online curriculum for teaching about the history of segregation, desegregation, and busing in our city's schools.

Celebrating Excellence in Civics, Geography, History, and Economics

Join a panel of NCSS leaders modeling excellence in social studies pedagogy and content knowledge. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for civics, geography, history and economics.

Murals: An American Celebration of Human Rights

Murals offer multiple methods of engaging all students in exploring culture, issues, and struggles of diverse American populations. Online assessment and art interpretation techniques make your classroom an interactive museum.

The Lessons of Vietnam: To Teach a Nation

The Lessons Of Vietnam are still being learned as we approach 50 years since our involvement in South East Asia. A detailed look at why we became involved.

Shut Up: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in America

This presentation will examine attacks on the First Amendment--one of the most important human rights in schools--and offer educators strategies for resisting censorship and protecting controversial expression.


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