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"I Could Make a Difference": Research and Theory on Fostering Adolescents' Political Engagement and Efficacy

2012 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Recipient
What does research say about how educators can prepare youth to become actively engaged citizens? This presentation will address this question by examining studies in political science, psychology, and education.

Interpreting the Past, Interpreting Themselves? Inviting Young People to Relate their own Lives to History

2013 NCSS Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Recipient
Teens are developmentally primed to explore their own identities and values. How might educators harness that interest and use it to promote students' historical engagement and understanding? The presenter will share her findings on how young people relate their lives to the past and discuss an exciting new online learning project that builds on this research.

JFK at 50: An Annotated Bibliography with Lessons

Take a fresh look at the JFK assassination and receive an exhaustive annotated bibliography on the subject. Classroom-tested lessons are provided, with discussion.

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process

Get tools for teaching major developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process, including material on issues remaining to be negotiated. Experience student activities. Receive lesson plans and student materials.

Big History: Notes from the Field

Learn about the Big History Project's problem-based, blended learning course in "big history" for high school students. The course begins with the Big Bang and ends with a unit on the future. BHP students encounter major ideas in science and history to investigate some of our biggest and most essential questions.

Personal Finance for Teens

Learn how to immediately use NEFE's free, noncommercial personal finance materials, including turnkey curriculum for grades 8-12 and other new online resources. Leave with lesson ideas and online resources.

Poster Session-"Go and Know!" Experiential Learning and Service Abroad Made Easy

Integrate "Living Historians" with classroom curriculum and dynamic travel destinations. Create projects with non-profit organizations abroad. Prepare risk-mitigation and safety. Secure professional development credits, financing for unforgettable experiential learning adventures.

The Kennedy Assassination: A Living History with Journalist Bob Huffaker

The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. As part of its observation of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the Museum features conversations with individuals who witnessed the tragedy and related historical events. In this special living history presentation, the Museum's Associate Curator Stephen Fagin interviews journalist Bob Huffaker, who recounts his memories of the president's death and that of his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. The conversation will be broadcast live from Dallas on the 50th anniversary weekend of these historic events.

ASA Symposium (Session 4): Teaching with Data

Fourth presentation in four-part symposium. Focuses on simple, free Internet datasets to engage students in hands-on sociological data analysis and to align sociology curricula with Core Curricula in Math and English.

ASA Symposium (Session 3): Teaching the Sociological Imagination

Third presentation in four-part symposium. Focuses on active simulations, lesson plans, technology, and other proven strategies to engage high school sociology students’ learning of the sociological imagination process.


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