Primary sources take many forms, and provide rich, varied perspectives on historical events. Learn how to build the best selection for a given event, maintaining balance between story and narrative.
Jeremy Gypton, Sunnyside High School, Tucson, AZ, US
Using the writings of these travelers allows teachers to teach both historical topics and the Common Core Standards associated with reading.
Jonathon Kaminsky, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US
This session will explore the incorporation of art into history lessons and the “card-sorting” strategy for making global connections. Handouts will be provided.
Lauren McArthur Harris, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US
Explore how an integrated World Literature/World History class incorporates reading, writing, and critical thinking prevalent in the Common Core Standards. Leave with a sample unit that blends history and literature.
Tracy Inman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, US; Jana Kirchner, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, US
Have a conversation with Notables Booklist authors Cynthia Grady, Sheri Sinykin, and the Pinkneys. Each will talk about their work, how it relates to social studies, and answer questions.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
This session values the human stories of genocide by providing educators with ideas, resources, and examples of using firsthand accounts and primary sources to teach about genocide.
Rebecca C. Aguayo, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
A student-centered, adaptable unit that includes teaching strategies to help students learn more about their own, individual values while using skills related to research and the Common Core standards.
Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ, US
Using primary and secondary resources from ancient Rome and current events, participants will learn how to develop student's skills in historical thinking and reading. Ready-to-go lessons and strategies are provided.
Douglass Behse, Singapore American School, Singapore; Matthew Elms, Singapore American School, Singapore; Jennifer Koltutsky, Singapore American School, Singapore
Participants will be actively engaged in this researched-based and standards-based session. Teachers will explore simulations on colonization, government, geography, and more. Aristotle said "learn by doing!!"
Jane C. Moore, East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA, US
This session will focus on the sharing of classroom-ready, Common Core-friendly activities on Justice Jackson, Nuremberg, international justice, humanitarian law, and the warning signs of genocide.
Andrew Beiter, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, US; Alicia Guajardo, American Red Cross, Exploring Humanitarian Law Program, Washington, DC, US; Joseph Karb, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, US