The past can be tough to relate to, but projects like PolarTREC- bringing teachers out in the field to share real science with students online- make it a lot easier!
Wendy Gorton, PolarTREC, Fairbanks, AK
Learn how a partnership formed between a regional university, local P-12 schools, and the community-at-large is building a sustainable culture for health and wellness in the Mississippi Delta.
Leslie Griffin, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
How can history support and inspire civic participation and combat bullying, ostracism and homophobia? How can history help us to understand why communities respond to difference with intolerance and hatred?
Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA
Learn how to help students identify their hero through the 12 step cycle of the hero journey by following the hero's golden thread through a labyrinth of primary source documents.
Margaret M. Ferrara, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, NV; Greg Nielsen, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, NV; Kristina Wulfing, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
Understanding the concepts and tools of historical inquiry is essential to teaching about the past and creating young thinkers who can "do" history. Applicable to all subjects and ages.
Stephanie Lile, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA
Participants will reflect on designing a research-informed, weeklong unit to teach elementary students about 9/11. Handouts, photos and videos of classroom instruction, and student-created artifacts will be shared.
Elizabeth Bellows, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Scarlett Smith, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
There is a new phenomenon occurring in the Arctic. Inuit have mobilized politically and are now playing a key role in international relations impacting how we understand the Arctic region.
Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Teaching Tolerance resources marry multicultural content with culturally relevant instructional strategies. Our materials help teachers engage diverse students with effective strategies while exploring social justice issues. New materials distributed!
Maureen Costello, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
Using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social justice across time, place, and vulnerable populations through literacy, reflection, and art, presenters explore history through studying artmaking in concentration and internment camps.
Margo Collier, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Liz Keefe, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Rebecca Sanchez, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Linney Wix, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Experience how utilizing new media techniques triggers immediate and exponential growth in understanding. Intertwining superficial entertainment with deep content allows students to use digital language in academic settings.
Kyle Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Richard Catlin, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada, Reno, NV