Secondary Level-High School
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and impact of the contract theory of government.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
How do modern states adapt to global political forces? Challenge your students to answer this essential question using a case study model focused on measuring mastery of 21st Century skills.
Suzanne Bailey, Virgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL, US
Here is one package that teaches what high school students need to know about economics and personal finance. Included are readings, videos, assignments, tests with links to the Common Core.
Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US; Mark Schug, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
Their biographies grace few library shelves, but humanitarian Muslims like Abdelkader embody our deepest values and provide role models for us all alike (as well as great Common Core readings).
Kathy Garms, Abd el-Kader Education Project, Elkader, IA, US; Barbara Petzen, oneblue, Washington, DC, US
This session gives participants an opportunity to analyze two cases argued before (but not yet decided by) the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Supreme Court Summer Insitute information provided.
Lee Arbetman, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, US
Dr. Terrence Roberts presents “The Road to Little Rock Interactive Curriculum” featuring primary source documents and Common Core lesson plans addressing civil rights, social justice, and character education.
Terrence Roberts, Little Rock Nine, Los Angeles, CA, US: Carl Oberholtzer, Detroit Lakes, MN US; Art Phillips, Video Arts Studios, Fargo, ND, US
A differentiated discussion that utilizes values-in-conflict to enable, promote, and encourage student analysis and empathy while discussing public policy issues.
Brennan Lazzaretto, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Kathleen Meeks, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US
Top's Lesson from Germany in Focus-Instructional Strategies highlights: content and literacy standards, focus questions, primary sources, collaborative learning, and engaging student resources! Plus.. complimentary curriculum materials! Study tour applications!
Jackie Littlefield, Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC, US; Wood Powell, , Washington, DC, US
Participants will engage in interdisciplinary, classroom-tested activities that examine the consumption of violence in Ancient Rome, the NFL, and The Hunger Games, thus complicating sports-based American identities and civic pride.
Kate Pole, University High School, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Amy Reiman, University High School, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US
Take a tour of feminism, history, and beauty culture with two educators with backgrounds in history, literature, fashion, and cosmetology. Mascara and modernity, girdles and freedom, the bob, and more!
Aimee Hendrix, Eastside Memorial High School, Austin Independent School District; Austin Community College, Austin, TX, US; Nichole Mikko Causby, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, US