Secondary Level-High School
"Headwaters to Oceans," the newest installment of the video-based professional development series, "Geography: Teaching with the Stars," features best practices in social studies, enhancing both pedagogy and content.
Richard Boehm, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX; Carmen Brysch, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX; Cheryl Frazier, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
This fast-paced session will model the use of engaging media decoding strategies and free online materials to integrate critical thinking into teaching about sustainability at the high school level.
Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca, NY
All teachers or scholars interested in or holding National Board Certification in social studies are invited to this meeting. We will discuss several topics including using the NCSS Connected website.
Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM
Join us as we unveil a highly interactive online mini-course from the Federal Reserve designed to build students' financial literacy and help them make an informed decision about post-secondary education.
Nicholas Haltom, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA; Jody Hoff, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
This session presents ready-to-go lessons that engage and challenge students in collaborative activities and encourage civic participation. Through active learning, students gain the skills needed for 21st century's challenges.
Greg Timmons, Missoula, MT
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom's free primary source materials on Congress, Campaign 2012, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculums and cultivate students' literacy, technology and research skills.
Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Josh Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC
Using persistent and problematic issues found in the election process draws in student engagement creating interest in the process beyond traditional election years, while also building future citizenship skills.
William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and significance of the contract theory of government.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
Primary Source and the Asia Society present an interactive session for middle and secondary teachers. Participants will explore a variety of content-rich primary sources for teaching Afghan history and culture.
Grace Norman, Asia Society, New York, New York; Liz Howald, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA
Global interdependence has been developing for over a millennium. This session explores the concept of interdependence and traces goods traded around the Indian Ocean that led to today's globalization.
Susan Douglass, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC