Secondary Level-High School
Teachers from the 2013 NCTA Peace Studies Japan Study Tour discuss strategies for enabling middle and high school students to examine issues from various perspectives.
Anne Prescott, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, MA, US
Incorporate fun in your psych class by using engaging activities to enhance your students’ comprehension of major psychology concepts. A wide variety of exciting lessons are presented, discussed and shared.
Matt Ferguson, Mountain Brook High School, Birmingham, AL, US; Christie Morman, Homwood High School, Birmingham, AL, US
This presentation seeks to contextualize the West Bank Barrier in both Israeli and Palestinian societies and uses soccer to understand the multiple narratives that exist in the conflict.
Elisheva Cohen, Portland State University, Portland, OR, US
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.
Kent Willmann, University of Colorado - School of Education, Longmont, CO, US
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.
Rhonda Rush, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US; Megan Williams, Homewood City Schools, Homewood, AL, US
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.
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
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.
Kelly McKee, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL, US; Mimi Stephens, Brown University - Choices Program, Providence, RI, US
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.
Lee Ann Potter, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US; Stephen Wesson, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US
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.
Jason Baker, Halethorpe, MD US
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.
Shawn Healy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago, IL, US; Jon Schmidt, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US