Secondary Level-High School

Get 'Em Reading! Engaging Practices for the Social Studies Classroom


This presentation will explore ways to engage students in a critical understanding of social studies texts. ""Text"" encompasses textbooks, literature, speeches, editorials, political cartoons, tables, graphs, maps, artwork, film, etc.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

Todd Beach, Eastview High School and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, @todd_beach

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1113
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Using Art to Teach World History


This exhibit will demonstrate several ways to use art to teach World History. Included are examples of useful art works and ways to incorporate them into your class.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Brian Meredith, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1091
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Why the Gold Standard?


Let us not crucify mankind upon a cross-of-gold!"" Review the history of the gold standard, the good/bad points of inflation and the creation of the Federal Reserve. Leave with lessons!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Ruth Cookson, Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education, Norfolk, VA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1092
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A Law Magnet Presents: Textual Activities for the Civics Classroom


Interactive lessons from the award winning South Mountain HS Law Magnet, using ballot propositions and court cases, decision making activities, and units from a course on ""Literature and the Law.""

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Syd Golston, Phoenix Union HS District, Phoenix, AZ; Andrea Sargent, South Mountain High School Law Magnet, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
301
session id: 
1096
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Odd Man In: Social Studies Is Crucial for STEM Education


STEM education is more than science, technology, engineering and math. It’s a way of examining and connecting our world, making social studies education crucial for relevant and successful STEM programs.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Karen Adams, Delta High School, Richland, WA; David Blacketer, Delta High School, Richland, WA; Cindy Janett, Delta High School, Richland, WA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1102
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Constructing Text Sets to Support Students' Historical Inquiry


Participants will acquire a framework for lesson and unit design that guides them in the selection and use of texts that support students’ disciplinary literacy development through historical inquiry.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Michael Manderino, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, @mmanderino; Johanna Heppeler, Leyden High School District 212, Franklin Park, IL, @johannaheppeler; Jackie Popp, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; Michael Bolz, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1077
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Not So Strange Bedfellows: Simple Scaffolds, Complex Texts, Better Writing


Primary documents are challenging to understand and, sometimes, equally challenging to teach. This reading and writing technique facilitates comprehension “from the word up” and empowers students to respond more thoughtfully.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1078
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Red Tulips: Memorializing the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA; Roxanne Makasdjian, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA

Room: 
103
session id: 
1082
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Addressing School Culture, Race and Achievement with PBS's POV Documentaries


Use PBS’s 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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Aubrey Gallegos, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage; Eliza Licht, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1090
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It Gets Better: Advice From Students to LGBT Figures


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1076
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