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
Using the themes presented in the “Star Wars and “The Lord of the Rings” films, educators can assist students in understanding historical and religious topics presented in history class.
Jason Allen, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV, US
Successfully use music and film clips along with primary documents to help students gain a deeper understanding of the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. Classroom resources provided.
Michael Boucher, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Karen Burgard , Franklin College, Franklin, IN, US
SEEDS engages students in action-oriented research of a political, economic, or social global crisis of interest to them, and offers opportunities share this knowledge with their peers, school, and community.
Kelly Pecak, Maine West High School, Des Plaines, , US; Melissa Riley, Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL, US; Gwynne Ryan, Maine West High School, Des Plaines, IL, US
The Book Thief, one of the Common Core Exemplar Texts for 9-10th grade, can be used to explore how Nazi propaganda convinced German citizens to willingly support their regime.
Annette Civiello, Ohio University - Student, Athens, OH, US
The use of Design Thinking strategies allows for students to critically engage in the curriculum through experiencing new ways of engagement. Sample units, projects, and assessments will be available
Claire Yates, Michigan State Univeristy, East Lansing, MI, US
Auschwitz-Birkenau has become synonymous with the atrocities of the Holocaust. Yet as the symbol of victimhood, it has become the center of contested memory between Jews and Poles.
Tom W. Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL, US; Jason O'Connor, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL, US
Journaling engages students, enhances writing and reading skills, and also challenges students to prepare for, critically think on, and respond to the daily teaching goals.
Jacques Gagnon, Hickory Hills Middle School, Springfield, MO, US