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World History

Historical Thinking Using Film

Cinematic recreations of the past are ubiquitous in our media-saturated culture. Explore ways to use film to scaffold students' historical thinking and help them develop critical media literacy skills.

A Man and a Word: Raphael Lemkin and Genocide

While the word genocide is, sadly, widely used, not many people realize that it is the creation of one man. Learn the history of the word and the man.

The "Magical Life" of Contextualized Autobiographies: Connecting Students with History

Session participants will learn about "contextualized autobiographies" as students connect critical events that have occurred in their own lives to those events occurring in the world around them.

What's Going On?: Visual Thinking and Critical Evaluation Skills

Discuss the development of critical thinking skills via art and the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology, and explore how this thinking routine benefits students' analysis of the past and present.

Targeted Vocabulary Instruction in Social Studies

Support student academic achievement through vocabulary intervention strategies in social studies. Engage all learners in building word learning skills through targeted processes.

Three Zesty Ways to Spark Student Interest in the Past

World history students may show a need for new ways to care about events or people from earlier generations. Come see three ways to spark and involve your secondary learners.

History RE-Presented: Moving toward Empathy with Media-Savvy Students

Empathy does not necessarily develop from historical analysis alone. By thoughtfully matching multiple sources to inquiry-based instruction, we can help students understand the relationship between circumstances, problem-solving, and justice.

Writing a Simulation - How to Engage a Diverse Group

This presentation by two high school history teachers will help practitioners identify the key elements of a simulation, as well as the ways to differentiate preparatory readings and role responsibilities.

Using Technology to Explore Japan's History and Society

This workshop introduces innovative online resources for high school and distance learning teachers about Japan. Lecture clips, lesson plans, and an interactive online forum for teachers will be presented.

Contagion, Quarantines, and Cures in History: Case Study, Eurasian Frontier

Historical efforts to control, contain, and cure the spread of disease have affected international relations and domestic political/social policies. The juncture of Asia and Europe provides an important case study.


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