Secondary Level-High School
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
Document-Based Questions embrace the C3 Framework, providing vast opportunities for student-based questioning, application, evaluation, and informed action. Empower yourself by learning to create and facilitate your own DBQs. Materials provided.
Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; William Newell, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Holly McBride, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
An NCSS perennial! Two former high school administrators and NCSS past presidents invite audience volunteers to respond to genuine questions they asked in hiring interviews. Critiques and crucial tips given.
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR
This session will provide participants an opportunity to observe how historical content is skillfully integrated into ACT style readings with the goal of successfully promoting social studies literacy.
David Elbaum, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Anthony Reibel , Adlai E. Stevenson, Lincolnshire, IL