Veteran teachers from the length of the Mississippi River will provide hands-on strategies and lesson plans for teaching about the peoples, places, economies, and environments along this historic river.
Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US; David Rutherford, University of Mississippi, University, MS, US; Jenny Shorten, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, TN, US; Jeffery Woodward, Melrose - Mindoro High School, Melrose, WI, US
Participate in an African drum circle to learn how playing drums from Africa’s history improves student self-esteem, fosters relationships across grade levels and social circles, and generates excitement about school.
Ray Kinzie, Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US
Explore multiple energizers that lift, soothe, build rapport, or just have fun! Leave this session with classroom activities that can be implemented tomorrow! Move from brain drain to brain gain!
Craig Carson, Ozark R-VI Schools, Ozark, MO, US
Learn to engage students in a civil mock trial on cyberbullying–either as jurors or participants, using a multimedia DVD curriculum.
Steven Bruehl, Chase Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US; Jessica Chethik, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL, US
Christine Miller, Teaching American History (TAH) team lead at the U.S. Department of Education, will provide updates on the TAH program and other ED programs and will lead a conversation on project sustainability. The session will also feature a presentation by one or more TAH project directors and by staff from the National History Education Clearinghouse. --> read more »
Christine Miller, United States Department of Education, Washington, DC
This participatory workshop explores the U.S. war with Mexico, which resulted in Mexico losing almost half its territory. It also was the birth of the first U.S. anti-war movement.
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools and Zinn Education Project, Portland, OR
Creative use of Canada and US developed teachers' guides/audio-visual materials addressing atrocities committed in the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) to empower students to pursue peace and social justice as global citizens.
Thekla Lit, Canada Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (ALPHA), Vancouver, British Columbia; Doug Cervi, Oakcrest High School, Mays Landing, New Jersey
This session will provide an overview of Washington's innovative social studies assessment system which has truly shifted traditional thinking around "assessment" in civics, history, geography, economics, and social studies skills.
Carol Coe, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia, WA; Mary Anne Christy, Historian in Residence/Lakeside Schools, Seattle, WA; Chris Drape, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Anita Morales, Seattle School District, Seattle, WA; Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The presentation will offer a psychological approach to improve the academic performance and interest of African-American students by highlighting the achievements of people of African descent in World History.
Malik Bostic, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia; André Mountain, Richmond County Schools, Augusta, Georgia
Come to read, to sing along, or just to listen and learn of a century of courageous peacemakers who are too little known, too often overlooked: history's Most Dangerous Women.
Jan Maher, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York; Rosalie Romano, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA