World History

Transcending Traditional Timelines: Using Technology to Contextualize World Religions and Philosophies


An AP World History class teamed with Microsoft to create interactive timelines of World Religions using One Note notebooks and a dynamic tool called ChronoZoom. Learn how to create an inquiry-based collaborative project that integrates technology, creativity and historical thinking skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Maggie Sullivan, Mark Payton, Matt DiGiulio and the AP World History class from Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1027
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Big History: Notes from the Field


Learn about the Big History Project's problem-based, blended learning course in "big history" for high school students. The course begins with the Big Bang and ends with a unit on the future. BHP students encounter major ideas in science and history to investigate some of our biggest and most essential questions.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Bob Bain, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Andy Cook, Big History Project, Kirkland, WA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1001
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Tactics of Resistance: Life Lessons from Jews Who Fought Back


Transform stereotypes and inspire your students with the little-known history of Jewish armed and unarmed resistance during the Holocaust. Includes free curriculum, slideshow and DVDs.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Jonathan Furst, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
999
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Perspective and Power: Teaching Ethnocentrism and Modern Western Conquest


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jessica Fisher, The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
873
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Coexist: Can There Be Reconciliation after Genocide?


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Mishy Lesser, Coexist Educational Project, Boston, MA, US; Adam Mazo, Coexist Educational Project, Boston, MA, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
233
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Professional Development in World History: The Alliance Project


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
262
session id: 
581
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Poster Session-Using the “Force” and “One Ring” in Social Studies Class


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Jason Allen, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
62
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Poster Session-Amandla! Using Music and Film to Study the Anti-Apartheid Movement


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Michael Boucher, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Karen Burgard , Franklin College, Franklin, IN, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
213
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Poster Session-Students Educating for Equity in a Diverse Society (SEEDS)


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
399
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Poster Session-How the Nazis Convinced Germans to Fall in Line Willingly


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Annette Civiello, Ohio University - Student, Athens, OH, US

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
679
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