Secondary Level-High School
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.
Frans Doppen, Ohio University, Athens, OH, US; Matthew Hollstein, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH, US
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.
Ila Gross, Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, New York, NY, US; Alexander Pope, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US
What is the significance of the passage and repeal of Prohibition in American history? How did the role of government change during this time?
Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
Music played an invaluable role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa, galvanizing support around the world and serving to inspire and unify people to keep hope alive.
Craig Divis, Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT, US
Come prepared to marvel as comics are transformed into artifacts that teach contextualization, historical thinking and address Common Core goals. History teachers will take away lesson ideas including Web-based projects.
Gregory Adler, Eastside Union High School District, San Jose, CA, US; Bryan Phipps, Eastside Union High School District, San Jose, CA, US
This session will provide high school teachers with a hands-on lesson they can use with students to incorporate the topic of immigration while investigating their own family history.
Laura Harris, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, GA, US; Ryan Keefer, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, GA, US; T J Miniscalco, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, GA, US
World War I laid the social and political fault lines of our world. Rediscover this war. Enhance your curriculum and encourage critical thinking with free multi-media resources and primary sources.
Lisa Pennington, Virginia Tech, Blackburg, VA, US; Amanda Williams, The MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA, US
The 50th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom invites us to re-examine Dr. King’s words and challenge students to explore contemporary struggles for justice.
Clayborne Carson, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, US; Andrea Spero, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, US
Millions of people have died in genocides around the world. Delve into the human psyche, exploring our capacity for committing genocide, as well as rescuing others from genocide.
Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA, US
We present how one rural district's 3-12 social studies faculty took advantage of Universal Design for Learning and the Common Core Standards to become teachers of literacy and historiography.
Grant Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, US; Darrell Dexter, Egyptian School District, Tamms, IL, US; Robert Lannorn, Egyptian School District, Tamms, IL, US; Jamie Nash-Mayberry, Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake, IL