Secondary Level-High School

American Dream: "Seabiscuit," "Hoop Dreams," "A League of Their Own"


Explore how to help students analyze the timeless American Dream messages in sports films. Sports provide a window into history, showcase social issues, and are a metaphor for life.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kent Willmann, University of Colorado - School of Education, Longmont, CO, US

Room: 
262
session id: 
38
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Birmingham Then and Now: Digital Oral Histories as Learning Tools


Recognizing the 50th anniversary of events of 1963, participants will examine a collection of Birmingham, Alabama's oral histories and utilize digital storytelling tools to capture oral histories of today.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Rhonda Rush, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US; Megan Williams, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
192
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Make Social Studies the Highlight of their Day


Join two highly caffeinated history teachers in an interactive quest to discover engaging methods that make teaching and learning secondary social studies relevant, meaningful and above all, fun.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kris O'Connor, Marquette Senior High School/Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US; Blythe Raikko, Marquette Senior HIgh School/Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
421
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What Should U.S. Foreign Policy Be towards China?


China’s reemergence as a world power is changing international relations. Challenge your students to explore China’s history, examine multiple perspectives on U.S. foreign policy towards China, and articulate their own.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kelly McKee, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL, US; Mimi Stephens, Brown University - Choices Program, Providence, RI, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
46
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Introducing Congress.gov from the Library of Congress


Bring the legislative process to life with Congress.gov, a ground-breaking, comprehensive, user-friendly, free source of information about the work of Congress both today and in history.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Lee Ann Potter, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US; Stephen Wesson, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
826
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Sounds around the World: Geography Game for a Global Era


Sounds Around the World (SAW) is a team-based geography game designed with 21st century thinking. SAW addresses Common Core and National Geographic Standards by integrating world music with specialty maps.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Jason Baker, Halethorpe, MD US

Room: 
242
session id: 
176
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Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap in our Urban Schools


The “civic empowerment gap” is spawned by inequitable school-based civic learning opportunities, and Chicago Public Schools has a visionary plan for closing it to ensure equitable democratic political participation.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Shawn Healy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago, IL, US; Jon Schmidt, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
124
session id: 
627
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Energy Independence in the Promised Land of Plenty


Energy independence extends beyond the cost of gasoline. Social studies teachers can help students understand the implications of our energy needs for citizenship in the 21st century.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Frans Doppen, Ohio University, Athens, OH, US; Matthew Hollstein, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
465
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Promoting Historical Inquiry with Art and Popular Culture


Learn how to incorporate primary sources from art and popular culture into American History. Explore relevant source repositories, practice working with this content, and leave with ready-made lessons.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Ila Gross, Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, New York, NY, US; Alexander Pope, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
404
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Toast the Constitution: Prohibition in the Progressive Era


What is the significance of the passage and repeal of Prohibition in American history? How did the role of government change during this time?

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US

Room: 
131
session id: 
681
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