Secondary Level-High School
Economics is a way of thinking that goes beyond the AP exam. Teachers have the means of developing key literacy skills to enhance student preparedness for the rigors of college.
Derek Hoovel, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US; Elaine X. Marinakos, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US
Explore technology resources that showcase the concept of place in the classroom. 21st-century tools, archival resources, and hands-on activities will illuminate clear connections to the global world for students.
Michelle Pearson, History Colorado and Walden University, Denver, CO, US
This interactive session analyzes historic efforts to extend full and equal civil rights through the US Supreme Court with a focus on the case for same-sex marriage. Handouts provided.
Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Salem, OR, US; Barbara Cruz, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US
How do Supreme Court decisions regarding equal protection in the past affect our society today, and shape our society tomorrow?
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
This session provides FREE lesson plans, activities, and simulations on flash drives designed to improve content reading and cognitive skills to raise student achievement on state and national exams.
Jessica Jordan, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO, US; Russ Sackreiter, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education, Columbia, MO, US
Come learn about ways to integrate ESPN's documentary series "30 for 30" to teach about issues, trends, people, and events that transformed the national landscape over the last forty years.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US
SSocratic Seminar is an instructional strategy that fosters authentic teaching and learning by addressing the Common Core in a way that promotes a meaningful relationship between student and text.
Lydia Loureiro, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US; Jennifer McMillan, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US; Meghan Sisk, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US
Encourage your students to think critically about museum exhibits by using technology to create an online gallery of inquiry. Detailed lesson ideas and instructions for digital immigrants and natives.
Rhonda Gambill, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
Three Teaching American History grant teachers share their research findings regarding a collection of Depression-era sources and creative ideas for using photographs, documents, and maps to create a classroom museum.
Christi Carlson, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, US; Heather Walker, Williams High School, Flagstaff, AZ, US; Lori Wright, Coconino High School, Flagstaff, AZ, US
Make your classroom come alive with the sound of music. Music helps students learn world and U.S. history and helps teachers engage a class. Free resources provided. Bring your ears!
Davis Hartwell, Cheverus High School, Portland, ME, US; Stuart Tisdale, Cheverus High School, Portland, ME, US