Top's Lesson from Germany in Focus-Instructional Strategies highlights: content and literacy standards, focus questions, primary sources, collaborative learning, and engaging student resources! Plus.. complimentary curriculum materials! Study tour applications!
Jackie Littlefield, Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC, US; Wood Powell, , Washington, DC, US
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.
Kate Pole, University High School, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Amy Reiman, University High School, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US
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.
Leslie Long, Phiilpsburg-Osceola Area School District, Philipsburg, PA, US
Imagine students engaged in a multiplayer world, with XP, quests, mobs, and guilds. Ignite students’ passion for your class and social studies content. Come play along and learn how.
Michael Matera, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
Music played an invaluable role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa, galvanizing support around the world and serving to inspire and unify people to keep hope alive.
Craig Divis, Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT, US
Global educators foster globally competitive students. Session features a short documentary and an introduction to a study tour program that allows American teachers to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich culture.
Zeynep Guven, Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF), Washington, DC, US
Attendees will participate in a simulation with the decision being should they go to war? The simulation will then be put into historical perspective, which might be surprising!
Tom Barker, University of Kanass, Lawrence, KS, US; Leah Jardine, South High School, Salina, KS, US
Five waves of historical change provide the organization for this “big picture,” holistic model for teaching world history. Easily grasped by students and teachers, and readily adapted to the classroom.
Denise Ames, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM, US; Nancy Harmon, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM, US
Take a fantastic voyage to ancient civilizations through rap, rock, and pop songs that will leave your students dancing and learning at the same time. Learn a Gangnam-style routine.
Tina Anima, McClure Middle School, Seattle, WA, US
SSocratic Seminar is an instructional strategy that fosters authentic teaching and learning by addressing the Common Core in a way that promotes a meaningful relationship between student and text.
Lydia Loureiro, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US; Jennifer McMillan, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US; Meghan Sisk, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL, US