Secondary Level-High School
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
Attendees will explore three ways of encouraging disciplinary literacy using readily accessible geospatial tools. Attendees will use these tools to develop projects with connections to Common Core Standards for literacy.
Ty Hollett, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US; Andrew Hostetler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US
Controversial topics offer opportunities to integrate multiple aspects of social studies. Incorporate assessment of natural systems and human choices in history with analysis and civic engagement to discuss climate change.
Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, US
How are we remembering and memorializing the events in Newtown? How do we balance memorializing the individuals, with a broader national collective memory of the event?
Stephen Armstrong, West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford, CT, US; Keith Barton, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Diana Hess, The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL, US; Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, US; Simone Schweber, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US
Standards getting in the way of teaching what’s really important in social studies? Build the bridge between Common Core and civic engagement. Leave with ready-to-use strategies, handouts and free curriculum.
Anthony Pennay, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US; Janet Tran, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US