Participants will learn how to "issue-ize" their existing instructional units in American and world history by applying an issue-centered focus to increase student engagement and understanding.
Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA; Ronald Evans, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Kim Koeppen, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY; Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; William Fernekes, Rider University, Lawrencev
Once again, two former high school administrators and NCSS past Presidents invite volunteers from the audience to answer genuine questions they asked in interviews. Critiques and crucial tips are offered.
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Panel presentation exploring national Chinese Exclusion Legislation and Northwest consequences with lessons featuring archival materials involving immigration deportation methods, first hand personal experiences, current day impact and restorative events.
Bettie Luke, Chinese Expulsion Remembrance Project, Seattle, WA; Maxine Loo, Refugee Women's Alliance, formerly ESL teacher for Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, PharmD, Seattle, WA ; Joanne Dufour, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
Most teachers understand the concepts behind historical thinking but struggle with finding examples of best practices. This presentation provides an example of historical thinking based on the Kent State shootings.
Wayne Journell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Explore how leading research illuminates the ability for experiential learning to energize any existing curriculum, increase student engagement, and deliver on both cognitive and affective skill development.
Andrew Potter, LeadAmerica, Boca Raton, FL
The content overload of AP classes makes using alternative assessments a challenge. This session will offer classroom tested options to support traditional methods of assessment.
Sue Blanchette, , Dallas, TX
Discover strategies for engaging English Learners with primary sources, while developing academic language and addressing Common Core Standards. An innovative primary source analysis tool and model lessons will be provided.
Diane Hembacher, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA; Lisa Hutton, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Looking for excellent ideas for American history, world history, and other social studies classes? Join us for an exchange of innovative instructional strategies, creative activities, engaging projects, and more!
Michael Matera, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Poster and video presentation of an integrated American History activity involving critical reading, research skills, writing, music and drama. The activity culminates with an original student written musical.
Lynn Granello, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; LeAnne Wyatt, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
Join museum educators from the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum as they model activities and strategies for using art to teach Civil War history.
Suzannah Niepold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Sally Otis, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Briana Zavadil White, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC