Secondary Level-High School
This session provides teachers with tools for introducing students to the economics behind climate change using wikis, role-play, and primary source analysis. No economics experience necessary! Leave ready to teach!
Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, US; Jessica Schocker, Pennsylvania State University: Berks, Reading, PA, US
Examine economic, population, military, and political connections of the US in the world in the late 19th century. Explore map, graphic, and writing assignments with content specific connections.
James (Jim) Litle, NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC, US; Virginia (Ginger) Wilson, NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC, US
Healthcare, gun control, same-sex marriage - - these are issues facing America. Learn how to construct norms for deliberation and effectively facilitate discussions of controversial issues within your own classroom.
Mary Beth Henning, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, US; Teresa Kruger, Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, IL, US
Turn your government classroom into an exciting civics lab to teach Common Core and the workings of government. Empower students to take action on issues they care about.
Keri Doggett, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, US
Attendees will participate in a simulation with the decision being should they go to war? The simulation will then be put into historical perspective, which might be surprising!
Tom Barker, University of Kanass, Lawrence, KS, US; Leah Jardine, South High School, Salina, KS, US
Five waves of historical change provide the organization for this “big picture,” holistic model for teaching world history. Easily grasped by students and teachers, and readily adapted to the classroom.
Denise Ames, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM, US; Nancy Harmon, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM, US
This session will explore primary sources related to the landmark case U.S. v. Rosenberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.
Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC, US
Presenters will make history real by discussing the value of IVC. Participants will experience how IVC can make topics as the Social Justice story of Dred Scott come full circle.
Jack Matheson, History Live/Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, US
Music, a cultural pillar for millennia, is an ideal social studies resource for frequent pedagogical use. This session offers lessons and analytical models for eliciting critical thinking and multiple perspectives.
Antonio Castro, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Gregory Soden, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
Come play games, solve puzzles and brain busters while relating to psychology terms.
Scott Reed, Chandler School District, Chandler, AZ,