Secondary Level-High School
Primary documents are challenging to understand and, sometimes, equally challenging to teach. This reading and writing technique facilitates comprehension ‚Äúfrom the word up‚Äù and empowers students to respond more thoughtfully.
Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
April 24, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. How should it be commemorated? Discuss how we memorialize tragedy and how memorials and monuments impact survivors and ourselves.
Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA; Roxanne Makasdjian, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA
Use PBS‚Äôs POV documentaries, 'American Promise' and 'Brooklyn Castle,' as free classroom tools to explore how after-school programs, school culture, and issues of race impact achievement, civic engagement and graduation.
Aubrey Gallegos, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage; Eliza Licht, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage
Engage LGBT youth with an innovative project based on the It Gets Better Project. Students create videos for LGBT historical or contemporary figures explaining how it gets better.
Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne
This session offers a fluid historical thinking and civics based unit plan in considering the events on the campus of Kent State University from May 1st through May 4th 1970.
Michael Levicky, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Evan Mooney, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Alicia Crowe, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Using sources from the groundbreaking exhibition ‚ÄúChinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion‚Äù and inquiry strategies that address the Common Core Standards, participants will uncover the long history of the Chinese in America.
Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
Whether a day or semester, the potent history of the Holocaust is accessible for your students. With USHMM guidelines and free resources, you‚Äôll have what you need to effectively teach.
Judith Clark Zaino, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
Encourage students to think critically about military power, human rights, and war crimes while investigating what happened at My Lai in March of 1968. Detailed lesson plans and resources provided.
Rhonda Gambill, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, @rgambill
Help students preserve personal narratives of the Civil Rights movement. Develop content knowledge and questions with Library of Congress primary sources, then produce focused oral histories with guidance from HISTORY.
Lee Ann Potter, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, @teachinglc; Kimberly Gilmore, HISTORY, New York, NY
Research in newly opened archives about the Vietnam War has set the stage for fresh interpretations. Participants will also receive scholarly information from the annual USS Midway Institute for Teachers.
John Burns, USS Midway Institute for Teachers, San Diego, CA; Kirk Ankeney, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA