Receive a complete unit with two simulations that improves students’ communication, critical thinking, and analysis skills with ready-made lessons on Western and non-Western perspectives regarding “civilization,” conquest, and ethics.
Jessica Fisher, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA, US
Using award-winning film and curriculum on post-genocide Rwanda, this presentation demonstrates how to motivate students to think critically about colonialism and genocide while caring about how they treat one another.
Mishy Lesser, Coexist Educational Project, Boston, MA, US; Adam Mazo, Coexist Educational Project, Boston, MA, US
The Alliance Project created a professional development curriculum for teaching world history from a global perspective in secondary schools. The curriculum and materials will be shared and modeled with participants.
Deborah Johnson, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA, US; Tim Keirn, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, US; Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, US; Anita Ravi, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Los Angeles, CA, US
In the 1900s many people believed eugenics -“race science" - was a progressive solution to social problems. In the United States eugenics had a profound impact on educational and public policies.
Jennifer Jones-Clark, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA, US
Individuals representing certain groups, including LGBT people, are often absent from the curriculum. This session provides resources and strategies for developing and implementing LGBT-inclusive curriculum in secondary schools.
Jenny Betz , GLSEN-the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, New York, NY, US; Robert McGarry, GLSEN-the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, New York, NY, US
Using AP Psychology as a model, participants will learn strategies for making Advanced Placement classes more accessible to and engaging for students with different skill levels.
David Allen, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Sabrina Ehmke, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Tim Foecking, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Makoto Ogura, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US; Matt Walsh, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, US
Cesar Chavez’ grandson, Anthony, and Fred Korematsu’s daughter, Karen, will share personal stories and classroom resources about the farm worker’s struggle and the fight against the WW II Japanese Internment.
Anthony Chavez, Cesar Chavez Foundation, Keene, CA, US; Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA, US; Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute of Civil Rights and Education, San Francisco, CA, US
Invite your students to experience six influential sports stories through artifact, literature, and film, answering this question each time: If this person reflects America, what is America? Hands-on with hand-outs.
Geoffrey Scheurman, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, River Falls, WI, US
The Teach Syria team will present and workshop their 40-minute lesson plan that educates middle and high school students about the Syrian conflict.
Andrew Beiter , Springeville Middle School, Springeville, NY, US; Joseph Karb, Springeville Middle School, Springeville, NY, US; Kristin Nolan, News Deeply// Teach Deeply, New York, NY, US; Lara Setrakian, News Deeply// Teach Deeply, New York, NY, US
Hip Hop has gone from a New York-urban-form of music to an internationally recognized and politically influential method of expression. We plan to show its global transformation and significance.
Clarissa West-White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Headley White, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US