Secondary Level-High School
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
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.
Craig Miller, The Bay School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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.
Tom Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL
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.
Adam Woelders, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
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.
Cicely Scheiner-Fisher, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Barbara Houser, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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.
Michael Hutchison, Lincoln High School, Vincennes, IN
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.
Ken DeMasi, , Tempe, AZ