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World History

Making it Happen: Historical Thinking in Ancient and Modern Times

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.

Simulations in Social Studies

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!!"

To Repair the World: The Importance of International Humanitarian Law

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.

Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Recent Global History

Presenters use cutting-edge historical debates to enrich global history lessons. Participants will learn innovative strategies for teaching modern Asia and Africa, Cold War, and war crimes using creative, comparative approaches.

RTI Assessment in First Grade Social Studies

Our approach to RTI with literacy and social studies in diverse first grade classrooms included the use of the classroom teacher, interventionists and college level teacher candidates.

“Internet of Antiquity”: The Silk Road in World History

Before the information superhighway, there was the Eurasian superhighway. Get your students excited about this ancient conduit of commerce, culture, and creeds! Lessons developed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

Real World, Virtual World: Using Games to Teach History

Games can support student engagement, personalized learning, skill development, and powerful enduring understandings. Come learn how to evaluate educational games and how to apply these games to teaching world history.

Utilizing the Past to Inspire Ethical Global Leadership for Tomorrow

Can teachers use the past to inspire ethical global leadership for tomorrow? This workshop will demonstrate how to implement project-based learning and make world history relevant to the 21st century.

Bringing Social Studies Curriculum Design into the 21st Century

World History social studies instruction and curriculum design that bridges the gap between traditional instruction and modern expectations of diverse literacies and extensive conceptual understanding of the past.

Consuming Violence: Ancient Rome, the NFL, and "The Hunger Games"

Participants will engage in interdisciplinary, classroom-tested activities that examine the consumption of violence in Ancient Rome, the NFL, and The Hunger Games, thus complicating sports-based American identities and civic pride.

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