Secondary Level-High School
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
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,
High school students belong to the first generation that will have easy access to information about their DNA. How will this impact our society and how can we prepare students?
Lauren Tomaselli, Harvard Medical School - Personal Genetics Education Project, Boston, MA, US
Garrison, Brown and Douglass. King and Alabama clergymen. Come learn about the nation’s ongoing dialogue about equality and social justice from the perspective of historical figures and their writings.
Tom Barker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US