Secondary Level-High School
Why is batting .389 as significant as batting .422? Does the Wonderlict Test have predictive validity? Why are fans fanatical? Hormones, home runs, LSD, and the curious case of Doc Ellis.
Sean Tischler, Salesianum School, Wilmington, DE, 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
Students/teachers from historic Central High share the process of collecting, editing, and publishing family interviews on civil and human rights--Mapping the Road to Change: Insights on Prejudice and Acceptance.
Abhilasha Gokulan, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Sally Goldman, Little Rock Central High Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Ginny Greer, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Errick Jackson, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Keith Richardson, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US
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
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
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