Secondary Level-High School
Peer evaluation allows students to engage in a deeper understanding of topics, provides opportunities to enhance metacognitive skills and creates a shared responsibility of teaching and learning in the classroom.
Laurie Feinzimer, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Jenna Breuer, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Nancy Fenton, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Laura Brandt, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Stephanie Levenbrook, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Participants receive 13 lessons exploring the Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, civil rights movement, and ongoing discrimination, and suggestions on establishing an atmosphere for teaching controversial issues.
James D'Acosta, Fairfield Warde High School, Fairfield, CT
Learn how to use the voices of freedom fighters to carry out an inquiry lesson where students (7-12) study the 1960‚Äôs Mississippi Freedom Movement. Resources will be provided.
Robert Mayer, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
No textbooks! No boring lectures! No one-size-fits-all assignments! Learn about an innovative instructional approach that features student choice, voice, and engagement in the form of academic Challenges and experiential Missions.
Emma Humphries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, @GatorCitizen
Using State of the Union addresses as examples, this session examines one way that teachers can use sources from the past and present to teach democratic citizenship.
Mark Kissling, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Christopher Martell, Boston University, Boston, MA, @chriscmartell
The presenters will share their advocacy efforts, strategies, and tools to combat legislative changes in Ohio that have downgraded World History to an elective course for high school graduation.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Corbin Moore, Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Columbus, OH
The presenters will provide attendees with resources for incorporating LGBTQ histories, topics, and issues into the social studies classroom with a focus on teaching for equity in a democratic society.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Zachary Lowe, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, OH
This study analyzed participants' written reflections about citizenship. Using weekly quotations participants reflected upon their conception of responsible citizenship. Participants' reflections demonstrated they had developed complex views of citizenship.
David Caulfield, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Move beyond simulating democratic processes; create classrooms that functions as democracies. Participants will explore the virtues of an open classroom climate and discuss ways to make schools more democratic.
Scot Wilson, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA, @Scot_A_Wilson
This presentation helps teachers explore ways games including paper/scissors, prisoner‚Äôs dilemma, and chicken can be used to help students understand decisions made by rational actors today and in the past.
Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Linda Torricelli , Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY