Today's Googlable world needs citizens who can consume information critically and with sophistication. Use historical and current events to help your students consider diverse perspectives and recognize their own biases.
Rylan Sekiguchi, SPICE, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
In today's world of quick information, how do students determine historical significance? This session presents strategies for helping students evaluate the significance of past events using inquiry skills.
Brent Chowen, Brigham Young University--Hawaii, Laie, HI
Explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary instruction through a model unit: Three Civilizations Converging: Europe, Africa, and the Americas! Teacher-tested interdisciplinary strategies involving history, literacy, and visual arts will be modeled.
Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
This poster session demonstrates ways The History Education Network, a pan-Canadian bilingual organization, brings together different constituencies involved in history education to improve history teaching and learning.
Penney Clark, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Anne Marie Goodfellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
This poster presentation will help students use critical thinking to understand the divisive issues of the 1960s. Music defines us and records our attitudes and ideas.
Brandon Germany, Rhea County High School, Evensville, TN; Justin Roberson, Spring City Middle School, Spring City, TN
The poster presentation will explore ways to create and use digital portfolios to promote literacy, reflection, and historical understanding. Educators learn about free, web-based technologies.
Julie Anne Taylor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Culture reflects environment. China's cultural groups are discovered through students examining language, geographic location, economics, and customs to synthesize information in the creation of a three-dimensional museum exhibit.
Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR; Michael Becker, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR
Specific interactive instructional strategies and activities utilized at the beginning of a curricular unit to reinforce content utilizing social studies vocabulary.
Lisa-Renee Gilford, Challenge Charter Academy, Covington, GA
Session includes: Inspiring video of student legislative activism; lesson on Chief Seattle; review of Civics for All’s pedagogical frameworks and proposal to teach K-12 “civics across the curriculum” in Seattle’s schools.
Web Hutchins, Civics for All Initiative,South Lake High School, Seattle, WA; Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Engaging freshman World History students is hard enough without the challenges of multiple sclerosis. Teacher Kate Hooks shares how she used in-role drama and digital video as her "helping hands."
Maureen ONeill, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD; Kate Hooks, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD