Secondary Level-High School

Are Elections Democratic? Problem-Based Teaching of the Election Process


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
406
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Promises, Promises: Consent of the Governed


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA

Room: 
303
session id: 
567
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Teaching Afghan History and Culture with Primary Sources


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Grace Norman, Asia Society, New York, New York; Liz Howald, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA

Room: 
205
session id: 
417
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Evolution of Global Interdependence in the Indian Ocean


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Susan Douglass, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
463
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The Student as Historian: an Authentic Investigation of the Past


Deepen students' experience by guiding them through an authentic historical investigation. Students form hypotheses, gather information, evaluate sources, form arguments, conduct analysis, and share their findings, just like historians.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Craig Miller, The Bay School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
951
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A Man and a Word: Raphael Lemkin and Genocide


While the word genocide is, sadly, widely used, not many people realize that it is the creation of one man. Learn the history of the word and the man.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Tom Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
30
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Historical Thinking Using Film


Cinematic recreations of the past are ubiquitous in our media-saturated culture. Explore ways to use film to scaffold students' historical thinking and help them develop critical media literacy skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Adam Woelders, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

Room: 
602
session id: 
44
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Creating DBQs Using Free Library of Congress Resources


Participants will explore Library of Congress, Primary Source Sets to create meaningful historical inquiry lessons, such as Document Based Questions (DBQs) that will reach students at all learning levels.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Cicely Scheiner-Fisher, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Barbara Houser, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
614
session id: 
319
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Ditching the Textbook: Teaching US History 1:1


In 2012, Lincoln High School made the "textless transition" with an entirely digital curriculum for US History. This session will discuss the pros and cons of that transition.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Michael Hutchison, Lincoln High School, Vincennes, IN

Room: 
213
session id: 
385
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U.S. Labor Protests and the Bisbee Deportation of 1917


Use primary sources in practical interactive lessons integrating historical inquiry and spatial thinking to have students explore connections between current labor protests and those during the early 20th century.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ken DeMasi, , Tempe, AZ

Room: 
610
session id: 
919
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