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.
Tom Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL
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.
Adam Woelders, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
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.
Lynne Bercaw, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA; Katie Stewart, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA
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.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Support student academic achievement through vocabulary intervention strategies in social studies. Engage all learners in building word learning skills through targeted processes.
Tina Heafner, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Dixie Massey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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.
Mary Ann Johnson, Northwest Consulting Center, Seattle, WA
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.
Joseph Marangell, East Haven High School, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
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.
Waka Takahashi Brown, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford, CA; Naomi Funahashi, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford, CA
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.
Laura Robb, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA; Pamela Mushen, Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
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.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ