Secondary Level-High School
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
Examine interrelated cultural issues in history and art using the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) collection. Develop techniques for sharpening students' visual literacy skills through extended observation and interpretative exercises.
Jennifer Doyle, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, US
Explore practical applications of psychology in your social studies classroom utilizing psychological principles and studies to enhance contextual understanding of historical events and personalities with insightful and engaging activities.
Craig Burguiere, Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook, NY, US; Ron Dombrowski, Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook, NY, US
Preserving American Freedom, a new digital resource, explores U.S. history and civics through primary sources. Come learn how its design fosters teaching reading and writing in the social studies classroom.
Beth Twiss Houting, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US
How to Select and Frame Historical and Contemporary Controversies to Promote High-Quality DiscussionSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:51pm
Discussions that promote powerful learning about public issues need to be focused on important questions that help students explore core concepts, weigh empirical evidence, and deliberate tensions among core values.
Christopher Esposito, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL, US
Sample lesson plans integrating traditional literature, social media, online collaborative and content-curating tools help teachers meet the challenges of currency and student engagement by examining today’s democracy movements in the Middle East and North Africa.
Denise Altobello, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA, US; Jenny Velasquez, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA, US
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom’s free primary source materials on Congress, American history, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculum and cultivate students’ critical thinking skills to promote informed citizenship.
Joshua Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US