Secondary Level-High School
This influential framework has crippled the teaching of thinking and subject matter in social studies for decades. The session explains the problem and offers an alternative approach and sample resources.
Roland Case, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Using the National Constitution Center's international program, Being We the People as a case study, participants will look a new ways to engage students across cultures using multimedia platforms.
Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA; Kathleen Maher, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Participants will experience a lesson analyzing the influence of topography on early transportation routes, comparing and contrasting patterns of movement during the westward expansion.
Debby Swope, Grace Christian Schools, Medford, OR
The political geography of the Pacific Rim includes territorial claims and geographical naming. Diplomatic and national interests spotlight the Spratly Islands and sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Joseph Stoltman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Jongnam Choi, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Classroom study of globalization and economic interdependence must consider our most important trade partner—Canada. This PowerPoint overview explains economic principles, explores issues, and shares methodology and resources.
Paul Storer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
I surveyed pre-service teachers to understand how culture and experience influence perceptions of Africa. The results demonstrate the persistence of misconceptions of Africa, despite the prevalence of world history courses.
Hannah Kim, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Fill your toolbox with resources that will encourage your students to interact with history like never before. Bring your laptop and walk away with ideas you can use on Monday.
Angela Cunningham, Bullitt County Public Schools, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
The Atlanta and St. Louis Feds have developed online professional development for teachers. The result is a package that includes both content and pedagogy. Best of all, it's free!
Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, FL
This session gives participants an opportunity to analyze two cases argued before but not yet decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Supreme Court Summer Institute information provided.
Lee Arbetman, Street Law,Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Megan Hanson, Street Law,Inc., Reno, NV
In less than an hour, this simulation will have your students completely comprehending the economics of the Silk Roads and the voyages of exploration. Complete simulation included for participants.
Michael Vogler, Coconino High School Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff, AZ