Secondary Level-High School
This interactive session analyzes historic efforts to extend full and equal civil rights through the US Supreme Court with a focus on the case for same-sex marriage. Handouts provided.
SSocratic Seminar is an instructional strategy that fosters authentic teaching and learning by addressing the Common Core in a way that promotes a meaningful relationship between student and text.
Come learn about ways to integrate ESPN's documentary series "30 for 30" to teach about issues, trends, people, and events that transformed the national landscape over the last forty years.
Make your classroom come alive with the sound of music. Music helps students learn world and U.S. history and helps teachers engage a class. Free resources provided. Bring your ears!
Three Teaching American History grant teachers share their research findings regarding a collection of Depression-era sources and creative ideas for using photographs, documents, and maps to create a classroom museum.
Encourage your students to think critically about museum exhibits by using technology to create an online gallery of inquiry. Detailed lesson ideas and instructions for digital immigrants and natives.
Discussions that promote powerful learning about public issues need to be focused on important questions that help students explore core concepts, weigh empirical evidence, and deliberate tensions among core values.
Preserving American Freedom, a new digital resource, explores U.S. history and civics through primary sources. Come learn how its design fosters teaching reading and writing in the social studies classroom.
Explore practical applications of psychology in your social studies classroom utilizing psychological principles and studies to enhance contextual understanding of historical events and personalities with insightful and engaging activities.
Examine interrelated cultural issues in history and art using the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) collection. Develop techniques for sharpening students' visual literacy skills through extended observation and interpretative exercises.