Secondary Level-High School
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.
Todd Beach, Eastview High School and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, @todd_beach
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.
Brian Meredith, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, KS
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!
Ruth Cookson, Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education, Norfolk, VA
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.""
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union HS District, Phoenix, AZ; Andrea Sargent, South Mountain High School Law Magnet, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ
STEM education is more than science, technology, engineering and math. It‚Äôs a way of examining and connecting our world, making social studies education crucial for relevant and successful STEM programs.
Karen Adams, Delta High School, Richland, WA; David Blacketer, Delta High School, Richland, WA; Cindy Janett, Delta High School, Richland, WA
Participants will acquire a framework for lesson and unit design that guides them in the selection and use of texts that support students‚Äô disciplinary literacy development through historical inquiry.
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
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