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
With one of the most diverse revolutions in history, resistance to apartheid South Africa offers opportunities to learn about how people can effectively change a system of oppression and injustice.
Craig Divis, Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT
Young historians will increase critical thinking skills while engaged in historical discovery that culminates in an evening of student presentations. Learn how to challenge students and increase participation and results.
Joni Patton, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO; Renee Boyd, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, MO
Examine historical sites in Turkey to teach timelines in this lesson-to-go. Students will be introduced to major civilizations and come to understand the importance of location.
Patricia Cooksey, Stevenson Middle School, Houston, TX
Combine literature and history to understand and compare Canadian and American western experiences. Same or different? Explore literature of Natives, immigrants, miners, and farmers through all genres. Materials provided.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield QC High School, Beaconsfield, QC
Find out how aligning to the National Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies can help move history instruction toward inquiry while improving disciplinary literacy.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA; Michael Espinosa, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA
Explore ways to teach about genocide in an informed and compassionate manner using "The Eight Stages of Genocide," a document developed by world renowned genocide scholar, Gregory Stanton.
Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA
Have your students open windows to the past interviewing veterans for permanent archiving with Veterans History Project. Veterans Heritage Project provides materials to open a chapter at your school!
Barbara Hatch, Veterans Heritage Project, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ
In this interactive session, participants will explore innovative ways to pair award-winning documentary film "Coexist" about genocide and reconciliation in Rwanda with learning activities that develop social and global awareness.
Mishy Lesser, Coexist, Boston, MA; Adam Mazo, Amazo Productions LLC, Boston, MA
Play a worker, boss, or union organizer in this simulation of an auto factory. Learn to run the activity in your history or economics course. (Teaching materials provided.)
Eric Freedman, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Tina Gourd, University of Washington, Seattle, WA