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Capturing Your Global Intelligence: Engaging Your Emerging Global Professional Identity

Engaging an emerging professional identify is a call to learning for Texas pre- and in-service educators, and a desire to support our diverse local and global communities.

Presenters:

Jo Beth Oestreich, Kathleen Fite, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX


- Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Morocco: Bridging Cultures and Continents in the Classroom

Explore Morocco and make cross-cultural connections with life in Texas.

Presenters:

Clover Bolton, Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, TX


- Global Studies
Poster

Google MyMaps

Explore a variety of ways students have used Google MyMaps to collaboratively create original maps. Features like pins, layers, and importing data engage students in authentic learning experiences.

Presenters:

Lisa Witt, Stacie Nickols, McKinney ISD, McKinney, TX


- Geography
Poster

Transforming the History Classroom on a Dime

Transform your classroom with inexpensive items to capture the attention of the students and engage them. Students will immerse themselves in learning as you set the scene for each unit.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Howson, Belton ISD, Belton, TX


6-12 - US History
Poster

People Who Changed the World We Live In

Discover how to facilitate a multidisciplinary unit engaging students to learn about historical Americans who have influenced and changed the world we live in today. Lessons, artifacts, and templates are included.

Presenters:

Frederika Jesus, Austin ISD, Austin, TX


- Multidisciplinary
Poster

From Philadelphia to Juba: Bringing World Constitutions to the Classroom

Learn how to engage students in explorations of world constitutions using Constitute, a free online tool. Discover the site's research possibilities and classroom-tested applications. Emphasizes global study and inquiry-based learning.

Presenters:

Jessie Baugher, Zack Elkins, Tom Ginsburg, Comparative Constitutions Project, Austin, TX; JoEllen Ambrose, Tiffany Middleton, Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL


- Political Science
Workshop

Building History Fluency: A System to Review All Year Long

Learn how to build History Fluency all year by implementing this developed routine into everyday lessons including Mapping Monday, Timeline Tuesday, Writing Wednesday, Thinking Thursday & Fact Friday.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Howson, Belton ISD, Belton, TX


6-12 - US History
Workshop

Geocaching to Demonstrate Taking Informed Action

From touch-tone telephones to computer memory, explore inventors of modern technology, and put the content into an C3 Inquiry Design format.

Presenters:

Megan List, Martha Pallante, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH


- US History
Workshop

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Introducing the second edition of Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, including a wealth of recommendations and resources for teaching African and Indigenous slavery and a groundbreaking new framework for K­–5 educators.

Presenters:

Maureen Costello, Teaching Tolerance, Montgomery, AL


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Exhibitor Session

Bringing Balance and Sanity to the AP U.S. History Classroom

Learn how to create an engaging and successful APUSH class by weaving together essential historical information with high interest documents and integrated, scaffolded, and targeted historical thinking and writing exercises.

Presenters:

Matthew Ellington, Ayala High School, Chino Hills, CA


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Exhibitor Session

Growing a Nation: The Story of American Agriculture

The Growing a Nation timeline provides educators with a rich resource for integrating agricultural events within historical content. The interactive experience results in student discovery related to their quality of life.

Presenters:

Debra Spielmaker, National Agriculture in the Classroom, Logan, UT


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Exhibitor Session

The National Student Leadership Conference: Summer Enrichment Programs for High School and Middle School Students

Learn about the history, mission, program offerings, and benefits of attending the National Student Leadership Conference. You'll get everything you ever wanted to know about our summer programs, including scholarship opportunities, nomination process, and student selection. One lucky attendee will receive an educator scholarship.

Presenters: Jason Aagenas, Danielle Imhoff, National Student Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL
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Exhibitor Session

Use Literature to Build a Path to Social Justice

Explore using literature to teach your discipline. Students will connect, build empathy, and learn about social justice. This session offers many titles, ideas for procuring books, and methods to use.

Presenters:

JL Fleming, Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI


6-12 - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Teaching Just in Time Content Makes Lessons Come Alive!

Discover how teaching using popular media that's just in time makes your classroom lessons come alive. Meet your students where they are and watch how classroom discussions explode with excitement.

Presenters:

Fred Fransen, Chad Hudson, Certell, Inc., Indianapolis, IN


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Using Mindfulness with Preservice Teachers

The burn-out rate for educators remains at a frightening level. Teacher preparation programs need to think about preparing preservice teachers with strategies to maintain their social and emotional health.

Presenters:

Amy Camardese, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA


Higher Education - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

The Supreme Court, the Classroom, and Civic Responsibility

Explore landmark Supreme Court decisions regarding students' rights and responsibilities that will empower secondary students to be informed, engaged, responsible participants in civic life. Receive instructional strategies and free resources.

Presenters:

David Scott, Northport - East Northport UFSD, Northport, NY


- Civics/Government
Poster

Developing Agency and Activism Through the Creation of Picture Books

Explore the theme of agency and activism through a project where elementary teachers create their own children's picture books. Receive handouts and resources.

Presenters:

Stewart Waters, Matthew Hensley, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Ashley Tinker, Pigeon Forge High School, Pigeon Forge, TN


PreK-Elementary - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Putting a Face on Islam: Developing Empathy

Explore how arts integration combined with community-based engagement can deepen students' study of Islam throughout history. This strategy enhances students' experience of hands-on qualitative research and engaging relevant social issues.

Presenters:

Ashley Grisso, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR; Lauryn Durby, Febriyanti Lestari, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Hung Pham, Center for Children and Youth, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Secondary/High School - World History
Poster

Placing Primary Sources: Dynamic Story Maps for the Social Studies

Explore this one-of-a-kind story map collection. These dynamic, media-rich tools represent a perfect balance of geoliteracy, primary source analysis,and GIS technology. Receive lesson plans and replication tips.

Presenters:

Robert W. Morrill, Georgeanne Hribar, Virginia Geographic Alliance, Charlottesville, VA


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Using Place-Based Educational Narratives to Teach Economics

Through place-based connections to local economic activity and by using narratives constructed around local histories, students can begin learning economics as local experts and can contribute to their local narratives.

Presenters:

Joshua Montgomery, Gabriel Swarts, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


Secondary/High School - Economics
Poster

Start 'Em Young: Fostering Feminism in Female Students

Take female role models from mythology, literature, and pop culture and see how they can help inspire young girls in the classroom and everyday life.

Presenters:

Breana Finch, Isabelle Morrison, Cassidy Matz, Clarion University Council for the Social Studies, Clarion, PA


PreK-12 - Interdisciplinary
Poster

The Nez Perce Flight to Freedom of 1877

Learn about and explore The Nez Perce Flight to Freedom, a 1,170-mile journey in which the Nez Perce were pursued by the U.S. Army, and analyze its causes.

Presenters:

Pamela Danielson, Orofino, ID


PreK-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Annotate This! Inviting Student Commentary and Analysis Ignites Critical Inquiry

Explore free annotation tools empowering students to deconstruct complex ideas embedded in primary sources and political cartoons. Then create annotated maps that answer How and Why questions in customized geographic contexts.

Presenters:

Molly Farrow, Curriculum Pathways, Cary, NC


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Teaching America as an Empire: How Do We Stack Up?

The world's great powers have usually been referred to as empires. With America's vast territory and expansive foreign policy, should we teach about America as an empire?

Presenters:

Austin Cessna, Clarion University Council for the Studies, Clarion, PA; Antonio Cercone, Clarion Council for the Social Studies, Trafford, PA


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Educators Guide to Summer Enrichment Programs

Presenters:

Jason Aagenas, Danielle Imhoff, National Student Leadership Conference, Chicago, IL


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Exhibitor Session

Successful Reading and Writing Literacy Strategies in Alabama

Many teachers lack the skills to teach reading and writing in social studies. Learn reading and writing literacy strategies to use within your social studies courses.

Presenters:

Adam NeSmith, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN


6-12 - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Creative Writing to Advance Geographic Inquiry in the Cultural Landscape

Discover creative writing strategies that advance geographic inquiry and action. Writing allows students to identify, analyze, and respond to issues that arise from historic and contemporary human relationships with geography.

Presenters:

Natalie Keefer, Toby Daspit, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA; Melanie Harrington, Brady McKellar, Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park, Lafayette, LA


PreK-12 - Geography
Poster

Stellar Skits for the Gilded Age

Learn about an exciting skit project for the Gilded Age! Students will write scripts incorporating concepts and characters and perform for their classmates. Collaborative and creative learning for all levels!

Presenters:

Jennifer Bouchard, Needham High School, Needham, MA


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

The Journey Box: Encouraging Activism Through Project-Based Learning

Explore multicultural critical literacy skills through the analysis of minority groups during the Holocaust. Use this background knowledge to support active opposition to discrimination against minority groups in today's society.

Presenters:

Tameka Turner, Melissa Black, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Cultivating Student Agency Using Mindfulness and Facilitated Gratitude Practice

Learn from a teacher educator and innovator how facilitated gratitude practices using a digital app can foster identity development, agency, and relationship-building among teachers and students.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC; Michael Fauteux, GiveThx, Oakland, CA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Global Classrooms Collaborating: What Did My New Friends Say?

In this session, educators will discover how easy it is to collaborate with peers around the country in projects that engage students and provides them with meaningful project feedback.

Presenters:

Rhett Oldham, Ste. Genevieve Middle School/High School, Ste. Genevieve, MO; Matthew Lawhead, South Western School District, Hanover, PA


- Global Studies
Poster

Student-Centered, Data-Driven Instruction in the Social Studies Classroom

Learn how all students actively contributing to the classroom experience led to multi-district state test scores jumping 17%. Participate in a mock-classroom experience with real-time data and learning standards analytics.

Presenters:

Julie Carter, Exploros, Minnetonka, MN; Bradly Heilman, Exploros, Waylan, MA


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Exhibitor Session

Diversity Inclusion for Comprehensive Understanding in Social Studies

Examine collaborative approaches and perspective-based assignments to facilitate a broad application of concepts and improve student knowledge and success.

Presenters:

Janelle Abela, Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor, ON; Amber Godwin, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX


Secondary/High School - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Is the Electoral College Outdated? A Geographic Inquiry

Is the electoral college an outdated system? Is it still a democratic system? Learn how to use geographic inquiry to have your students reach conclusions on this important civic topic.

Presenters:

Kaye Rizzuto, Utah Council for the Social Studies, West Jordan, UT


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Creating Citizens Who Care: Social Emotional Learning for the Social Studies Classroom

Experience active classroom strategies and compelling digital interactives that will help your students to understand themselves and the work around them through the context of social studies.

Presenters:

Sarah Diczok-Vajtay, Meg Honey, Pearson K-12 Learning


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Exhibitor Session

Action and Agency: Tackling Controversial Issues Via Student Voice

Discover how civic learning became institutionalized at Savanna High School in Anaheim. Learn how teachers utilized Civic Inquiry and Investigation, giving students a voice while avoiding controversy over Savanna's Mascot.

Presenters:

Steven Little, Brian Cortes, Mike Slagle, Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Making the Grad(ing) Easier in the AP Histories

Overwhelmed by AP grading? Discover collaborative strategies to help students target AP history writing skills that provide on-the-spot feedback. Become a classroom writing coach to make grading essays a breeze.

Presenters:

Seamus Campion, Peter Anderson, Jenessa Gerber, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

School Speech, Freedom of Speech, and the Social Studies Classroom

Explore strategies and content for exposing secondary students to their freedom of speech rights within the context of the K-12 school.

Presenters:

Rory Tannebaum, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA


PreK-12 - Political Science
Poster

Is This a Good Book to Use?: Evaluating Historical Fiction

How can we sift through book recommendations to find what works? Explore the A.R.C. rubric--a tool to evaluate accuracy, representation, and corroboration of historical fiction.

Presenters:

Annie Whitlock, University of Michigan-Flint, MI; Kristy Brugar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Journey 2050: Engaging Students in World Food Sustainability

Journey 2050 uses a free online program to engage students in grades 7-12 on the issues and complexities of feeding the world's population in 2050. Downloading Journey2050 from the App Store before the session is recommended.

Presenters:

Tessa Matuszak, National Agriculture in the Classroom, Logan, UT


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Exhibitor Session

Unpacking Legal Documents as Primary Sources

Receive resources for analyzing legal documents as primary sources. Examples of documents include U.S. Supreme Court opinions, injunctions, executive orders, congressional legislation, U.S. passports, customs declarations, and sentencing statements in court.

Presenters:

Tiffany Middleton, Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Creating Agentic Learning Environments on the Virtual Frontier

Tired of prompt-and-response discussion boards? Discover methods to rejuvenate your class discussions that will increase student engagement, foster genuine conversations, and facilitate student-driven discourse in online courses.

Presenters:

Lindsey Maxwell, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Controversy in Football: How the NFL Has Embodied American Activism

The NFL has become synonymous with controversy, quickly becoming a controversial topic in itself. As a mass platform for protest and activism, it exemplifies the current political divisions.

Presenters:

Austin Cessna, Nicholas Chrimes, Ryan Radaker, Andrew Buskirk, Clarion University Council for the Social Studies, Clarion, PA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

That Blessing Which Equal Heaven Bestow'd: John Laurens's Revolutionary Advocacy

Learn how Continental Army officer John Laurens's passionate advocacy for the emancipation of enslaved African Americans actively challenged the practice in light of the Revolution's republican ideals.

Presenters:

Stacia Smith, Evan Phifer, American Revolution Institute at the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC


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Exhibitor Session

Equal Rights, Equal Fights!!!

Should women be included in the national draft? Explore both sides of the argument, as well as a brief history of the draft.

Presenters:

Cassidy Matz, Isabelle Morrison, Breana Finch, Clarion University Council for the Social Studies, Clarion, PA


Secondary/High School - Political Science
Poster

Making the Case for America's First Freedom in Secondary Classrooms

Discover a new approach to teaching the First Amendment's religion clauses. That approach includes five unique cases which emphasize this truth: religious freedom is for everyone!

Presenters:

Andrew Kubick, Religious Freedom Institute, Washington, DC


Secondary/High School - Anthropology
Poster

Citizen Law: Innovative Ways to Engage Students in the Law

Discover exciting ways to engage your students in the civics process and foster critical thinking and inquiry, while allowing students to drive their own learning. Resources provided.

Presenters:

Megan Stringer, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Don't Teach Psychology, USE Psychology to Improve Social/Emotional Wellness

Discover how you can teach students to live a life of wellness by using the psychology course to expose them to the latest research in the field of Positive Psychology.

Presenters:

John Pellikan, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL; Curt Wadlington, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL


Secondary/High School - Psychology
Poster

Free Reading Tools for Primary-Sources, Songs, and Just-in-Time Definitions

Explore free online primary-source repositories with over 250 documents and songs, 40 compelling AP-style case studies with built-in tools for text analysis, and just-in-time definition and commentary tools that help struggling readers.

Presenters:

Molly Farrow, Curriculum Pathways, Cary, NC


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Celebrating Language Diversity: Using Arabic in the Classroom

Discover the Arabic words you never thought you knew. Explore ways to use them in the social studies classroom to connect students to history and celebrate language diversity!

Presenters:

Jacqueline Vidal, Qatar Foundation International, Austin, TX


6-12 - World History
Poster

The Curious Classroom

How can we harness the power of curiosity to drive student learning? Based on Smokey Daniel's book, The Curious Classroom, discover how to build your instruction around student inquiry.

Presenters:

Nichole Nolan, Julie Turnipseed, Christine Schomber, Wentzville School District, Wentzville, MO


PreK-Elementary - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Speaking Truth to Power: Alice Paul and Suffrage

Classroom-ready lessons highlight the work of Alice Paul and others as agents of change. Fighting the battle for the ballot, they sought recognition of women as equals before the law.

Presenters:

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Ask the Judges: Handling Students' Tough Questions About the Courts

Engage with federal judges about current legal issues that have students questioning the role and impartiality of the judiciary. Discover web lesson plans and local courtroom programs tied to AP standards redesign.

Presenters:

Rebecca Fanning, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, DC; U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Newman, Federal Courts, Dayton, OH; U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor, Federal Courts, Fort Worth, TX; U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Lane, Federal Courts, Austin, TX


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Let's Debate! Approaching Ballot Questions and Initiatives

Discover why ballot questions and initiatives are a critical element of democracy and how to implement a student debate around these proposals. Develop informed citizens in an engaging, interactive way!

Presenters:

Jennifer Bouchard, Needham High School, Needham, MA


6-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Snapshot: Inquiry of Japanese Internment Through Dorothea Lange's Photography

Are you incorporating primary sources through the lens of inquiry? Through Dorothea Lange's photographs of Japanese Internment and the IDM Model, students will evaluate primary documents while developing empathy.

Presenters:

Russell Hammack, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Lisa Matherson, Liza Wilson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Choices of Early Peoples: Hunter-Gatherer, Herder, or Farmer?

Explore how hunter-gatherers, herders, and farmers, used their surroundings to survive. Investigate how their surroundings influenced their choices. Get access to classroom-ready activities for using inquiry to answer these questions.

Presenters:

Cynthia Bloom, Comstock Public Schools/Michigan Geographic Alliance, Kalamazoo, MI; Marty Mater, Michigan Geograpic Alliance, Mt. Pleasant, MI


Middle Level - Geography
Poster

Teaching Social Studies with Hank the Cowdog

Combine literacy, science, and social studies! Learn about The Ranch Life book series, an educational book series featuring Hank the Cowdog, and free lessons that accompany the book.

Presenters:

Julie Hodges, National Ranching Heritage Center, Lubbock, TX; Jenny Gaona, E4E Consulting, Lubbock, TX


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Exhibitor Session

Natural Disasters and Landscape

Engage with landscape as text through analyzing traces in the urban morphology of La Plata, Maryland, a classic example of environment-human interactions that changed the cultural and economic landscapes.

Presenters:

David M. Walker, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD


- Geography
Poster

Presidents in the Hot Seat: Simulating Responses to National Crises

Learn how to help students understand the different roles and responsibilities of the President of the United States and presidential advisers during a variety of different crises.

Presenters:

Ryan Fullerton, Ottawa Middle School, Ottawa, KS; John Schissler, Manor Hall International School, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; Nick Crady, Lexington Trails Middle School, De Soto, KS


- Civics/Government
Poster

Copyright Licensing--Empower Yourself to Create Custom Curriculum

Learn about the risks educators face in using copyrighted content, and get simple solutions to overcome those risks. Leave feeling empowered with a roadmap on how to lead your district in implementing more relevant curriculum solutions through customization of copyrighted and OER materials.

Presenters:

Tonia Slain, XanEdu Inc., Chicago, IL


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Exhibitor Session

What Warrants War on Water? Why USS Maine but not Reuben James?

The seizing and sinking of ships from the USS Philadelphia to Reuben James to Pueblo were provocative incidents where the United States decided against war. Why? Learn how students explored U.S. actions when on the brink of war.

Presenters:

Maddy O'Rourke, Noah Jenkins,University of Kansas Council for the Social Studies, Lawrence, KS


6-12 - US History
Poster

Trusted Election Resources for Turbulent Times

In turbulent times, you can turn to trusted, reliable resources covering a variety of election themes: presidential campaigns, the party system, voting rights, media literacy, and current issues—all found on PBS LearningMedia. We'll take you through the newest Election Central collection, with videos, activities, and lesson plans from Frontline, American Experience, PBS NewsHour, KQED's Above the Noise, and many other sources. We'll also provide tips for integrating these resources into your curriculum.

Presenters:

Peter Paccone, San Marino High School, San Marino, CA; Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH Education/PBS LearningMedia, Boston, MA; Kristin Lehner, PBS Education, Arlington, VA


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Exhibitor Session

Dynamic Writing Opportunities in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom

Whether working independently or cooperatively, students need opportunities to write analytically. Exploring topics through project-based learning or writing essays, students have the chance to think like historians, advocates and/or activists.

Presenters:

Starr Sackstein, Core Collaborative, Oceanside, NY; Erin Geiger, Ariana Cassa, West Hempstead Union Free Schools, West Hempstead, NY


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Veteran Stories in the Classroom

Receive access to, and information around, wartime-related primary sources and firsthand accounts of service. Provide feedback, suggestions, and audience participation.

Presenters:

Emily Carley, Witness to War Foundation, Peachtree Corners, GA


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Exhibitor Session

Deconstructing Power Through a Design-Thinking Process

Critically engage students in a design-thinking process to create a whole-class museum exhibition analyzing the relationship between power and knowledge and the construction of discourse.

Presenters:

Mark Wisniewski, Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Democracy: A Living, Growing, and Changing Form of Government

Democracy has spread throughout the world and changed the lives of many. Learn how this growing and changing form of government has spread.

Presenters:

Devin Hoffman, Clarion University Council for the Social Studies, Knox, PA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Using Film as a Catalyst for Social Activism

Discover how film can be used as a catalyst to promote social activism in secondary social studies classrooms. Receive handouts and resources.

Presenters:

Stewart Waters, Matthew Hensley, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Ashley Tinker, Pigeon Forge High School, Pigeon Forge, TN


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Taking the Lead: Women in the White Mountains

Local history provides opportunity for students to make connections to history. Explore women who forged their own paths in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Presenters:

Brandon Haas, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; Melissa Haas, Belmont Middle School, Belmont, NH; Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


6-12 - US History
Poster

Environmental Cooperation: Forging a Peaceful Path in the Middle East

Explore the major environmental challenges in the Middle East, particularly around water resources, and the ways that Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians are cooperating to meet these challenges.

Presenters:

Dori Gerber, Institute for Curriculum Services, San Francisco, CA


6-12 - Global Studies
Poster

Social Studies Teachers' Perspectives on Implementing Disciplinary Literacy Practices

Examine the perspectives of social studies teachers (including history, IB Economics and IB Global Politics) when implementing disciplinary literacy practices as part of a university-school collaborative research project.

Presenters:

Yongjun Lee, Laura Lemanski, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Advance Your Geospatial Technology--Empowered by Your Curriculum Standards

Explore geospatial technologies in your curriculum standards with the largest national and state documentation effort to date. Advance your teaching or research practice with geospatial tools drawn from your state's standards!

Presenters:

Thomas Baker, Center for STEM Learning, The University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS; Injeong Jo, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Barbaree Duke, GISetc, Foley, AL


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Banners of Contention: Understanding Flags as Cultural Monuments

Flags are ubiquitous in society and throughout the social studies curriculum. Explore social and cultural implications of flags in their civic and historical context as monuments that help construct social identities.

Presenters:

Matthew Missias, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Alisa Kesler-Lund, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools Program

Bring real-life data into your classroom. History, geography, and sociology teachers: Learn about the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program and the importance of data and the 2020 Census.

Presenters:

Victoria Glasier, U.S. Census Bureau, Suitland, MD


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Merging Realities: Challenging the Past with Augmented and Virtual Technology

Examine and challenge traditional historical narratives through student-created immersive, primary-source-informed experiences using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) tools.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Sturm, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL


Higher Education - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Social-Emotional Learning in Social Studies

Learn how to help students understand the varied perspectives of individuals throughout history and across cultures by implementing scrapbook and memoir projects in your classroom.

Presenters:

Daniella Garran, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, East Harwich, MA


Middle Level - World History
Poster

Inquiry, Evidence-Based Writing and DBQ Online

The DBQ project is excited to demo the new features of our DBQ Online platform. For those familiar with our methodology, see if the Online version is right for you. For those new to DBQ, receive an overview of our 6-step teaching method and address issues of equity when involving students in historical inquiries using documents.

Presenters:

Chip Brady, Tyler Adams, The DBQ Project, Evanson, IL


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Exhibitor Session

A World War II Gallery Walk: Engaging Students Through Document Analysis

Explore exciting ways you can use document analysis to foster critical thinking and inquiry, while allowing students to make connections to multiple time periods throughout history. World War II document resources provided.

Presenters:

Allison Kane, Dianne Kraemer, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY


Secondary/High School - World History
Poster

Improving Professional Development for History Teachers with Site-Based Experiential Methods

Discover how site-based experiential professional development for history teachers can increase advocacy for marginalized voices, provoke change in instructional practices, and increase the beliefs of teachers in self-efficacy.

Presenters:

Hadyn Call, Davis School District, Farmington, UT


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

From Activism in the Classroom to Councilwoman in City Hall

Explore how one Latina teacher leveraged her social justice activism in the classroom and her community to run for and win a seat on the city council, and learn how it impacted her students.

Presenters:

Ruth Luevanos, John R. Wooden High School, Reseda, CA


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Restoring West Rock: QGIS, Web-Mapping, and Public History

QGIS and My Maps are powerful and free tools in the public history classroom. My students used them to place an erased neighborhood back on the map in Little Rock.

Presenters:

David Baylis, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

Spur Civic Action with Case Studies of Young People's Success

Help middle school students become active and engaged citizens by engaging them through contemporary examples. Receive a lesson plan with relevant case studies of citizen action.

Presenters:

Emily Gibson, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA


6-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Igniting PBL Through the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Discover how to ignite PBL in history- and research-based courses through utilizing resources from the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.

Presenters:

Jordan McGaughey, Rockwood School District, St. Louis, MO; John Lary, C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, LA; Nathan McAlister, Seaman High School, Topeka, KS; Susan Sittenauer, USD #345, Topeka, KS


Secondary/High School - Interdisciplinary
Poster

A Question of Trust

With growing scrutiny of capitalism, competition and corporations, what can we learn from the 19th century era of trusts? Experience a fun, interactive simulation that brings U.S. economic history to life.

Presenters:

Debbie Heny, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Mesa, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA


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Exhibitor Session

Women Activists of the Revolutionary Era

Discover that women's roles in the Revolutionary era went beyond the stereotypes of housewife and camp follower. Leave with curriculum materials that will help you teach history more equitably.

Presenters:

Allyson Schettino, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY


6-12 - US History
Poster

Keep Social Studies Active!

Empower critical thinking and confidence with hands-on, minds-on strategies! Practice 10 Active Classroom Strategies, and leave with over 20 for use in everyday instruction.

Presenters:

Juan Cabrera, Pearson, Austin, TX


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Encouraging Literacy, Engaging Learners, Ensuring Success

Empower students with learning differences. Explore engaging and interactive strategies for any social studies lesson. Receive ready-to-implement literacy and content lesson ideas for Geography, Civics, and U.S History.

Presenters:

Laura Shea, Kathryn Mehlbauer, Bekah Agee, The de Paul School, Louisville, KY


6-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Bringing History Home: Your School as Historical Inquiry

Learn how to plan and implement a collaborative local history project. Receive copies of worksheets and graphic organizers, as well as examples of student work.

Presenters:

Carmela Gustafson, Mary McGonnell, Connetquot Central School District of Islip, Bohemia, NY


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Using Infographics as a Hook and an Anchor Point

Infographics can be a great starting point for any lesson. But, you can also use them as a deeper source to anchor your lessons. Join us for creative classroom ideas using fun infographics.

Presenters:

Jamie Creek, Periodic Presidents, O'Fallon, IL


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Research-Based Financial Course for High School

finEDge is a research-based financial education program for high schoolers. Created by experts at the University of Chicago, the program's content and pedagogical approach are based on learning science, behavioral change research, and the latest information on effective design of financial education experiences. https://finedge.uchicago.edu

Presenters:

Rebecca Maxcy, Jenn Hockema, UChicago Financial Education Initiative, Chicago, IL


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Exhibitor Session

Using Technology to Encourage Activism in Interdisciplinary Classroom

Learn how students can create a multimedia project that promotes activism about global issues. This project also includes Chemistry and English components for the interdisciplinary classroom.

Presenters:

Jonathon Kaminsky, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL


6-12 - World History
Poster

Facilitating to Empower

Explore a classroom example of planning and facilitating the selection of a social justice project in an Ethnic Studies classroom, told from the role of a facilitator.

Presenters:

Andrew Gonzales, Ann Margaret Hudson, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX


Secondary/High School - Ethnic Studies
Poster

Teaching in the Trenches: WWI Made Easier

Let us arm you for your World War I classroom campaign! Discover resources designed to simplify instruction and discuss best practices for teaching this multi-faceted global event that shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

Presenters:

Cherie Kelly, National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO


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Exhibitor Session

So Shines A Good Deed in a Weary World

Discover how a group of middle school teachers working with a district-wide professional learning community developed curriculum that promotes student advocacy and service in Columbia, South Carolina.

Presenters:

Marc Turner, Kason Dalton, Lauren Meekins, Dent Middle School, Columbia, SC


Middle Level - Civics/Government
Poster

Community Connections: Using Informed Action to Support Our Local Students

Learn how a community uses informed action and collaboration to meet the diverse needs of its students in the local schools (elementary school, middle school, high school and university).

Presenters:

Jennifer Davis, Jenifer Williams, University of Montevallo, AL


PreK-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Reconstruction 360--Using Virtual Reality to Teach Difficult History

Explore the possibilities of using a 360° video platform for immersing students in Reconstruction history.

Presenters:

Brian Day, SCETV, Columbia, SC


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Poster

Effect of Classroom Environment on the Academic Achievement of Students

Investigate the effect of classroom environment on the academic achievement of students in social studies at the United Arab Emirates School. A vibrant classroom has a positive effect.

Presenters:

Jasem Alqahtani, Naeema Alhosani, Abu Dhabi Education Knowledge, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Roma Girls Expressing Identity, Voice, and Aspirations Through Arts-Based Research

Discover how using arts-based research presents rich data, offers levels of engagement that are cognitive and emotional, and provides creative ways to explore the experiences of Roma girls in London, England.

Presenters:

Crista Banks, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


PreK-12 - Global Studies
Poster

Let's Get Married: Integrating Strategies for Increased Retention and Understanding

Learn about multiple reading, questioning, and cooperative learning strategies to help students build understanding and retention of historical ideas while increasing rigor and engagement in your classroom.

Presenters:

Brandon Hooks, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Exploring Geography Through Agriculture: The Big Picture

Explore agriculture-based lessons addressing standards in geography and social studies. Gain a better understanding of land use, production and processing, economics, trade, and strategies for active learning.

Presenters:

Denise Stewardson, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom, Logan, UT


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Exhibitor Session

Let's Counter Islamophobia Through Stories

Learn approaches to building empathy through literature that showcases positive Muslim representation. Receive an overview of Islamophobia, its impact on children, themed booklists, and programming ideas.

Presenters:

Gauri Manglik, KitaabWorld, Menlo Park, CA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Take a Stand: Using Informal Debate to Promote Critical Inquiry

Explore how to use informal debate through the analysis of primary source documents to promote critical inquiry of controversial topics in secondary social studies.

Presenters:

Caroline Conner, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Who Owns the Constitution?

Inform, empower, and activate student-citizens. James Madison Fellows present lessons on the Constitution and Bill of Rights from the Founders to the Dreamers to Parkland.

Presenters:

Glenna Humphries, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Arlington, VA; Shelby Thompson, Fontainbleau High School, Mandeville, LA; Cheryl Cook-Kalio, Irvington High School, Fremont, CA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Realities of Social Studies Teachers' Professional Development in Nepalese Schools

Highlight the realities of professional development of social studies teachers in Nepal. Explore the best ways to enhance teaching and discuss the latest teaching methodologies.

Presenters:

Peshal Luitel, Nepal Kasthamandap School/College, Kathmandu, Nepal


Higher Education - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

From PD to Practice: Using Local Sources to Enrich Curriculum

Explore lesson plans focused on using local primary sources. Leave with ideas, strategies, and materials to increase student engagement by building local primary sources into your lessons.

Presenters:

Elise Langan, Bronx Community College (CUNY), Bronx, NY


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Ordinary Turned Extraordinary: Using Righteous Gentiles to Teach the Holocaust

How far would you go for what you knew was right? This question and others can be answered by using inquiry into righteous gentiles and their role in saving thousands.

Presenters:

Alex Elias, Long Middle School, Cheraw, SC; Mallory Piercy, Clarion University, Clarion, PA


6-12 - World History
Poster

Reflecting on Age-Appropriate Teaching Through Images of the Holocaust

Explore the idea of age-appropriate teaching using a series of images of the Holocaust and analyzing if you would use them in your classroom.

Presenters:

Irene Ann Resenly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Fake News: Informed Action with Whose Information?

Receive strategies, resources, and methods that help elementary social studies teachers and students confront modern and historical sources of fake news and compel informed action.

Presenters:

Ariel Cornett, Michael Gurlea, Stephanie van Hover, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


PreK-Elementary - US History
Poster

NCSS Unconference

Using the edcamp unconference model, #sschat team leaders will facilitate small group learning opportunities on topics chosen by participants.

Presenters:

Daniel Krutka, University of North Texas, Denton, TX; Michael Milton, Burlington High School, Burlington, MA; Chris Hitchcock, Indiana University High School, Bloomington, IN; Andrew Swan, Bigelow Middle School, Newton, MA; Mary-Owen Holmes, Glencliff Comprehensive High School, Nashville, TN


- Interdisciplinary
Workshop

Eco-Activism #OptEarth

Explore the concept of Eco-Activism with students and learn how to propose legislation to local government. Identify the correct organizations that can collaborate with your students to promote eco-activism.

Presenters:

Brittany Klein, Northport High School, Northport, NY; Allison Weller, Michelle Penyy, Copiague School District, Copiague, NY


6-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Is it a Problem? Using Authentic Learning Strategies

Learn how to incorporate authentic learning strategies and student-centered activities in the classroom, connecting historical events with real world problems.

Presenters:

Jennifer Garcia, Dr. Richard Izqueirdo Health and Science Charter School, Bronx, NY


6-12 - Global Studies
Poster

Art as Activism: Teaching Elementary Students Social Movements

Artwork has been used for activism throughout U.S. history. Explore ways to use primary source analysis and picture books to teach past and present social movements.

Presenters:

Sara Demoiny, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Jessica Ferreras-Stone, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA


PreK-Elementary - Civics/Government
Poster

Taking the Road Less Traveled: C3 and the Silk Road

Don't Start Over! Learn a fool-proof method to implement C3 into your already made units to move your classroom toward a more inquiry-based curriculum.

Presenters:

Starlynn Nance, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO; Jordan Lockwood, Paul Kinder Middle School, Blue Springs, MO


PreK-12 - World History
Poster

Pūpūkahi i Holomua. Communities of Inquiry, Uniting to Enact Change

Using the tools of philosophy for children in Hawai'i, we unite students to transform classrooms into communities of inquiry that work collectively to bring about positive change. Pupukahi i holomua!

Presenters:

Jyoti Castillo, Washington Middle School/University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI; Lucy Alexander, Rebecca Arlander, Washington Middle School, Honolulu, HI


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Teaching the Quiet Students

Learn strategies for teaching your shy students. Inspired by Susan Cain's book Quiet, this session will share technology and strategies to help these students be part of class discussions.

Presenters:

Julie Kuo, The Branson School, Ross, CA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Bridging the Ages Through Economics

Explore the blending of High School AP Economic students with Elementary students. Materials displayed will show the process, evolution and creation of a product. Link the community to your project.

Presenters:

KimMarie Lennon, Francine Bliss, Paumanok Elementary, Dix Hills, NY


PreK-12 - Economics
Poster

Barbados Connects: Placing the West Indies in American Classrooms

There were twenty-six English colonies not thirteen! Discover how to place the West Indies in American classrooms. Lesson plans and resources are framed around the geographic inquiry model provided.

Presenters:

Michael Williams, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC; Elizabeth Mulcahy, Western Albemarle High School, Crozet, VA


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

All This Work Stinks! Fostering Students' Resilience in Social Studies

Use student feedback to shape daily instruction. When students share their classroom experiences, we can determine better ways to create interdisciplinary partnerships, manage workload, enhance historical understandings, and communicate conclusions.

Presenters:

Joseph Marangell, East Haven Public Schools, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT


6-12 - World History
Poster

Simulation Station

Enhance your World or U.S. history curriculum and teaching through the use of simulations and historical experiences. Learn about several successful simulations.

Presenters:

Brian Markwald, University School of Milwaukee, WI


6-12 - US History
Poster

Applying Empathy, Critical Thinking, and Technology to Spark Local Action

Explore free resources that blend social studies and social-emotional learning. Discover strategies for reinforcing perspective-taking and critical thinking in the classroom through tech-driven global collaboration and local service learning projects.

Presenters:

Travis Hardy, Empatico, New York, NY


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Exhibitor Session

Filling the Void: LGBTQ-Inclusive History Resources and Their Goals

Learn about organizations creating LGBTQ-inclusive history materials. Explore the diverse goals of these resources and their potential to broaden knowledge, foster agency, and connect to issues beyond the classroom.

Presenters:

Stacie Brensilver Berman, New York University, New York, NY


6-12 - US History
Poster

Settler-Colonialism, Agency for Change, and Canada's Apology for Indigenous Residential Schools

What is your role in the ongoing settler-colonial relationship? Studying the Canadian national apology to Indigenous peoples for the residential schools system helps us understand our ability to be agents of change.

Presenters:

Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada/Institute on Quebec Studies, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Poster

Brain Hacks to Fill the Gaps

Explore how to meet learning gaps of students. Receive teacher-tested techniques utilizing brain research to enable students to categorize more efficiently and to comprehend more detailed information.

Presenters:

Debra Carr, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX


Middle Level - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Social Studies Simulation Games

Take a moment out of your conference schedule to check out Statecraft Simulations, the company that specializes in full course, self running, online social studies simulation games that leverage SEL, CTE, and AP standards to immerse students in mobile /chrome-book compatible simulation games for 5 to 15 weeks of the semester. Statecraft Simulations are used in over 300 universities, 70 high schools, and the United States Air Force. Our simulations are the most effective way to prepare students for end of course exams in a fun and engaging exercise that will have them excited to come to class and collaboratng with their classmates.

Presenters:

Joe Jaeger, Statecraft Simulations, Round Rock, TX


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Exhibitor Session

Critical Media Literacy for Democratic Citizenship

Engage students in a critical examination of the media so they can navigate and evaluate sources to be informed participants in our democracy.

Presenters:

Scot Wilson, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Putting Data in Students' Hands

Explore cross-curricular strategies as a way to encourage students to advocate for their learning through data analysis. Be prepared to be more of a facilitator and less of a dictator.

Presenters:

Omar Quintero, Rebecca Galvan, Weslaco ISD, Weslaco, TX


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Texts and Strategies for Cross-Context Discourse of Social Issues

Learn to engage K-12 students in social studies while practicing literacy strategies through cross-institutional book clubs on social issues. Strategies and resources for implementing inquiry-driven book clubs will be discussed.

Presenters:

Meghan Kessler, University of Illinois Springfield, IL; Lisa Pennington, Governor's State University, University Park, IL; Paige Horst, Radford University, Radford, VA; Donna Fogelsong, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Using Inquiry in Social Studies

The C3 Framework calls for an inquiry-based approach to social studies. Find out how to actually implement inquiry in elementary classrooms throughout your school or district.

Presenters:

Sarah Milo Hoskow, Martin Andrews, InquirED, Chicago, IL


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Exhibitor Session

Using Shared Stories to Teach Empathy

Learn how to use shared stories to build empathy and to create a more inclusive community. Shared stories build student agency and provide opportunities for deeper student engagement.

Presenters:

Tim Constant, Karen Caldwell, University of Michigan Dearborn, MI


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Have Students Do the Heavy Lifting: Tips for Teaching the AP US GoPo Course

Ever feel like you work much harder than your AP US GoPo students? Teach them to take charge of their learning and skills development. Receive lesson plans.

Presenters: Karen Waples, Holy Family High School, Broomfield, CO
Secondary/High School -
Exhibitor Session

Have Students Do the Heavy Lifting: Tips for Teaching the AP US GoPo Course

Ever feel like you work much harder than your AP US GoPo students? Teach them to take charge of their learning and skills development. Receive lesson plans.

Presenters: Karen Waples, Holy Family High School, Broomfield, CO
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Exhibitor Session

Have Students Do the Heavy Lifting: Tips for Teaching the AP US GoPo Course

Ever feel like you work much harder than your AP US GoPo students? Teach them to take charge of their learning and skills development. Receive lesson plans.

Presenters: Karen Waples, Holy Family High School, Broomfield, CO
Secondary/High School -
Exhibitor Session

Have Students Do the Heavy Lifting: Tips for Teaching the AP U.S. GoPo Course

Ever feel like you work much harder than your AP US GoPo students? Teach them to take charge of their learning and skills development. Receive lesson plans.

Presenters:

Karen Waples, Holy Family High School, Broomfield, CO


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Exhibitor Session

Inquiry, Evidence-Based Writing and DBQ Online

The DBQ project is excited to demo the new features of our DBQ Online platform. For those familiar with our methodology, see if the Online version is right for you. For those new to DBQ, receive an overview of our 6-step teaching method and address issues of equity when involving students in historical inquiries using documents.

Presenters:

Chip Brady, Tyler Adams, The DBQ Project, Evanson, IL


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Exhibitor Session

Ten-Day Study Trip to Japan: Exploring Sustainable Economy in the Super Aged Society

What can we learn from Japan's society and economy today? Get insights for your classroom and learn more about the expenses-paid Keizai Koho Center study tour to Japan.

Presenters:

Presenters to come.


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Exhibitor Session

Inquiry in 3D: K-12 District-Wide Implementation of Mobile Artifact Kits

Engage students in hands-on inquiry with 3D-printed artifacts and maps and spark geographic and historical thinking using 3D technology to create classroom kits and mobile museums.

Presenters:

Suzanne Shovlin, Brian Davis, Chunmeka Wayne, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN


PreK-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Hudson Rising: From Industrialization to Environmentalism

Discover how the Hudson River serves as a case study for the development of American environmentalism, including citizen advocacy, artist activists, government oversight, and corporate responsibility. Free curriculum materials are provided.

Presenters:

Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY


6-12 - US History
Poster

Teaching Global Citizens: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors in K-8 Classrooms

Foster global awareness and critical literacy through children's literature. Empower students to understand their responsibilities and rights as engaged young citizens of the world. Leave with classroom-ready lessons and resources.

Presenters:

Rachel Meyer, Katie Asian, Hemispheres K-12 Outreach Consortium, The University of Texas at Austin, TX


PreK-Elementary - Global Studies
Poster

No More Boring Discussions! Principles for Developing Powerful Questioning Strategies

Explore sure-fire principles for consistently asking higher-level questions that foster analysis, evaluation, other forms of critical thinking, and above all, rich discussion.

Presenters:

Justin Detmers, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Activate Civic Engagement: iCivics, Boston Public Schools, and NBC

Learn how effective community partnerships and iCivics resources can help you activate civics in your classroom, school, or district. Resources, tips, and troubleshooting for action civics beginners and veterans alike.

Presenters:

David Buchanan, iCivics, Inc., Cambridge, MA; Christian Scott, The Patrick Lyndon School, West Roxbury, MA; Natacha Scott, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Putting YOU in the U.A.E.

Come explore the United Arab Emirates with interactive lesson plans, virtual reality, and project-based learning, and receive access to a dozen lesson plans ready to engage your students in their own discovery!

Presenters:

Madeline Elliott, Christ the King Catholic School, Dallas, TX


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Dip Divided: Hummus and Ethnic Identity in the Middle East

Dive into a traditional dip at the heart of a culinary conflict in the Middle East. We'll analyze recipes and debate authenticity while sampling this tasty treat.

Presenters:

Michelle Crane, Texas High School and Texas A&M-Texarkana, TX


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

Teaching World War II: Digital Resources for Student Engagement

Discover free interactive and video resources that engage students in learning history through interrogating primary sources from The International Museum of World War II. Learn how teachers have implemented them in their classrooms.

Presenters:

Presenters to come.


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Exhibitor Session

Building Global Citizenship with Maps101

Maps101 provides consistent repeated exposure to location that allows students to see how their actions affect others. Building strong geo-literacy encourages global citizenship as students discover their interconnectivity to the world.

Presenters:

Richard Baxter, Maps101, Fort Worth, TX


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Exhibitor Session

How to Learn Geography Best? Student Teachers' Reflective Journals Examined

When elementary school student teachers' reflective study journals were examined in Finland, eight different aspects for good geographical learning were found. These will be presented along with excerpts from the data.

Presenters:

Sari Partanen, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland


PreK-Elementary - Geography
Poster

How to Engage Your Community in Curriculum Development

Using a powerful historical narrative, Bataan Legacy engaged the community to advocate for the inclusion of the Philippines in World War II coverage in California's Grade 11 U.S. history curriculum framework.

Presenters:

Cecilia Gaerlan, Bataan Legacy Historical Society, Berkeley, CA; Amy Punkar, Jefferson High School, Daly City, CA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Research into Practice: Implementing Discussion Under High-Stakes Testing

Learn how middle school civic educators navigate the demands of high stakes testing to engage their students in meaningful classroom discussion. Content choice, standards alignment, and pedagogy are examined.

Presenters:

Joshua Carey, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, WI


6-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

The Connected Learning Framework, Could It Be for You?

The Connected Learning Framework offers a new outlook on engaging in exploration and inquiry with others to identify educative materials that will support student learning in AP Human Geography.

Presenters:

Erin Shackel, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Madison Wilkey, Bell Creek Academy, Riverview, FL


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Bridge Study: Geography in Your Own Neighborhood

Explore ways to incorporate discussion, critical thinking, inquiry, the arts, and ELA instruction into your classroom. Check out hands-on projects and walk away with lesson ideas!

Presenters:

Victoria Berger, Mariana Winnik, Rebecca Glick, Sarah Rookwood, Peck Slip School, New York, NY


PreK-Elementary - Geography
Poster

Planting Perspective Consciousness: Creating Resource Sets to Inspire Compassionate Citizens

Discover how to cultivate perspective consciousness in young learners through literature-based strategies.

Presenters:

Debby Shulsky, Sheila F. Baker, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX


PreK-Elementary - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Why Does This Matter?: Connecting to Content Through Informed Action

Connect your content to students' current reality using informed action as a summative assessment. Resources, technology and lesson plans for use in multiple contents and grade levels will be shared.

Presenters:

Becky McLaughlin, Jason Miller, Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton, MO


- Multidisciplinary
Poster

Critical Inquiry into Topics That Matter for Future Teachers

Discover the ways future teachers examined educational issues that mattered to them. Learn an inquiry process that guides students to interview education stakeholders and critically evaluate web sources.

Presenters:

James Damico, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

U.S. History Isn't Solely a White One: Teach Black History

Engage with new strategies and resources to move black history beyond slavery, the Civil War and the civil rights movement, and promote greater student agency.

Presenters:

Toni Dringman, Olathe East High School, Olathe, KS; Tina Ellsworth, Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS; Phil Simons, Olathe North High School, Olathe, KS


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Include Us in the Sequel: Women's History Beyond the Footnote

Explore ways to integrate women's history with numerous differentiated resources. Rather than being a footnote in a history textbook, discover ways to incorporate women into the historical narrative.

Presenters:

Katie Cybulski, DeKalb Middle School, Waterloo, IN; Page Deddens, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN


PreK-12 - World History
Poster

A Change Is Gonna Come: Taking Action Through Music

Do you want to engage your students in examining social issues and taking action? Experience ways in which music has promoted social change and guide students to take action.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Wilson, Vivian Wright, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Russell Hammack, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Taking Action: Using Children's Literature to Teach Controversial Current Topics

Come discover how children's literature can be used in a social studies classroom to educate students about controversial current topics. Ultimately, students will understand how they can take civic action!

Presenters:

Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


PreK-Elementary - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Civic Perspective-Taking: How to Teach Civics Using Local Issues

Learn engaging ways to teach inquiry-based civics using locally-relevant content by exploring key learning concepts, reviewing student work samples, and collaboratively designing a lesson using the C3 Framework.

Presenters:

William Toledo, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Angela Orr, Stacy Drum, Washoe County Public Schools, Reno, NV


PreK-Elementary - Civics/Government
Poster

High School Economics and Government Workshop Demo

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is a non-political, tax-exempt educational organization. FEE brings professors to your school for onsite economics and government workshops. Visit FEE.org/eg for details.

Presenters: Signe Thomas, The Foundation for Economic Education, Atlanta, GA
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Exhibitor Session

Atlanta City Design: The Urban Planning Project

Working closely with the office of Urban Planning, students and teachers work with created curriculum and the Atlanta City Studio to create instructional tasks designed around the growth of Atlanta.

Presenters:

Marlon DeLancy, Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA; Caitlin Tripp, North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, GA; James Lingenfelter, Young Middle School, Atlanta, GA


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Teaching the Andes

A Fulbright-Hays Fellow guides you through useful ways of bringing Andean culture to your classroom.

Presenters:

Greg Hill, Horn High School, Mesquite, TX


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

Teaching Controversial Public Issues--Immigrant Is Not a Taboo

Discover opportunities to utilize story telling and conflict resolution to help students learn about a controversial public issue while developing their social and cultural identity.

Presenters:

Yu-Han Hung, Bernardo Pohl, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Infusing Geography in an AP US History PBL Task

Learn about a PBL task that features the integration of geography to teach AP US History Key Concept 7.1 and help create an appreciation for America's National Parks and Monuments.

Presenters:

Arren Swift, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Neuroscience and Graphic Design: Features of the World GeoHistoGram

Explore the principles of perceptual psychology that inform the design of the World GeoHistoGram, a graphic organizer to help students put events into geographic and historic perspective.

Presenters:

Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic Alliance, Kalamazoo, MI


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases in the Classroom

Incorporate SCOTUS oral arguments and case studies from the 2018–2019 term in your teaching. Case studies focus on the First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Eighth Amendment, tribal treaties, and copyright issues.

Presenters:

Christine Lucianek, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Poster

Teaching with American Tall Tales: Geography, History and More!

From the forests of Maine to the Rocky Mountains and beyond, explore geographic regions and landforms, and see America as it was in the 1800s.

Presenters:

Wendy Lockard, St. Jerome Catholic School, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Jacqueline Littlefield, Littlefield Educational Consulting, Saco, ME


PreK-12 - Geography
Poster

The Longest Hatred: A Look at the History of Antisemitism

Examine historical evidence of antisemitism to understand the origins and history of the longest hatred.

Presenters:

Steve Goldberg, Institute for Curriculum Services, San Francisco, CA


6-12 -
Poster

Performance Pedagogy: Using Historical Interpretation in the Classroom

Bring history to life with classroom historical interpretation and place-based learning and bring your colleagues and administrators along on the journey.

Presenters:

Jill Cross, TMI Episcopal School, San Antonio, TX; Christy Howard, School District 11, Colorado Springs, CO


PreK-Elementary - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Letters to Grandma: An Exercise in Critical Thinking

Uncover the ways informal, non-fiction writing like historical letters and notes can activate students' historical thinking skills. Explore extensions of this practice for students in AP and U.S. History alike.

Presenters:

Victor Swanson, Jason Jaffe, Glenbard East High School, Lombard, IL


Secondary/High School - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Generated Geography: Incorporating Augmented and Virtual Reality into Pedagogical Practice

Make geography come alive by incorporating AR and VR into your classroom! Receive access to ready-to-use resources that will have you generating geography in no time.

Presenters:

Jeffrey Hall, Lucy Bush, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA


6-12 - Geography
Poster

How Thematic Maps Explain World Cultural Regions

TCI Mapping Labs allow teachers to discover engaging ways to have students analyze thematic maps to gather information about the world around them.

Presenters:

Bert Bower, Natasha Martin, Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA


- Geography
Poster

Financial Literacy Carnival: Project-Based Learning, Community Outreach

The Financial Literacy Carnival is the final project-based learning activity for our personal finance courses. Learn the process and gain knowledge as well as receive all items.

Presenters:

Andrew Glasier, Victoria Berndt, Shaker Heights High, Shaker Heights, OH


Secondary/High School - Economics
Poster

Personalized Professional Development: Transforming Teaching Beyond Sit and Get

Using examples from a recent Professional Development initiative, discover how a personalized approach to individual and Professional Learning Community teacher PD can allow the teacher to grow within his or her unique practice.

Presenters:

Matthew Missias, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Kris Herman, Ryan Schut, Glen Lake High School, Maple City, MI; Melissa Okerlund, Glen Lake Middle School, Maple City, MI


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Personal Finance for Teens

Bring economic principles to life with HSFPP, a free, comprehensive, basic personal finance curriculum specifically designed to be relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12.

Presenters:

Kimberly Roy, National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO


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Exhibitor Session

Self-Government Works: Classroom Simulation

Experience a classroom simulation where students build, maintain, and experiment with self-governance. Self-Government Works allows students to learn the historic evolution of self-government as they create their own in-class system. Creative videos, challenges, debates, and primary source documents are guaranteed to increase student engagement and interest.

Presenters:

Bill Norton, Sarah Crawford, Self-Government Works, Bellevue, NE


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Exhibitor Session

Biblical Ethics? Investigating the Bible Through Issues-Centered Learning

Issue-centered units on the Bible investigate texts not as matters of faith, but as a powerful social force. This issues-centered activity considers an ideal society prescribed in biblical texts.

Presenters:

John Grant, Jeffrey Byford, University of Memphis, TN


6-12 -
Poster

Should We Stay or Should We Go: Teaching Brexit?

Brexit brings about a major shift in the European and global economy as the UK officially leaves (or stays) in the EU. How did this happen?

Presenters:

Dean Vesperman, Luther College, Decorah, IA; Kurt Walters, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, WI


Secondary/High School - Political Science
Poster

Cultivating Layered Literacies: Developing Global Citizens in Young Learners

Explore redefined literacies that enable citizens to communicate effectively, think critically, and act conscientiously in a global community. Presenters promote a transliterate approach that suggests nine layered literacies.

Presenters:

Shelia F. Baker, Debby Shulsky, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX


Higher Education - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Perspectives on Malaga Island: From Scorn to Shame to Sympathy

Discover a piece of untold history with your students. Students become historians: after deep exploration of primary source perspectives, they will make their own memorials to these lesser known people.

Presenters:

Darcie Drew, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME


6-12 - US History
Poster

Drones: Endless Possibilities to Student Engagement

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's an unstaffed flying object students will LOVE! Get students out of their seats and engaged with drones. Endless possibilities await!

Presenters:

Lisa Matherson, Vivian Wright, Robert Mayben, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


PreK-12 - Geography
Poster

The Hero of My Own Comic: Student-Created Graphic Memoirs

Explore the world of graphic memoirs by having students create their own. A ready-to-go lesson on vetted books and a process for documenting a personal history.

Presenters:

Lori Stubben, River Oak Charter School, Ukiah, CA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals Using the Inquiry Design Method

Discover ways to incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into social studies classrooms using the Inquiry Design Model. Receive a sample lesson that focuses on the United Arab Emirates.

Presenters:

Laurel Kuepker, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Bedford, TX


Secondary/High School - Global Studies
Poster

Beyond Saudi Arabia: Exploring the Arabian Peninsula

There's more to the Arabian Peninsula than Saudi Arabia! Learn about our journey to the fascinating, safe, and welcoming countries of Qatar and Oman, and get funded teacher travel information.

Presenters:

Kerry Dunne, Weston Public Schools, Weston, MA; Angela Williams, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL


6-12 - Global Studies
Poster

Dialoguing Pedagogues: Getting Even MORE Comfortable with Socratic Classrooms

No matter what your experience is with Socratic classrooms, you can practice the skills of dialogue-and-text based lessons anywhere, and they are certain to enhance your classroom.

Presenters:

Gary Colletti, The Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

A PBL Approach to Passing New Legislation

Learn how to cultivate community partnerships to develop a problem-based project around an important community issue. Middle school teachers and students will share their framework for passing countywide legislation.

Presenters:

Matthew Russ, John Bennett, Sam Chestnut, The Lippman School, Akron, OH; Setovaatse Medicine Bull, Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer, MT


Middle Level - Civics/Government
Poster

History and Culture on Wheels: Learning in a Mobile Museum

Learn about high school students' exploration of African American history through a mobile museum. Consider the potential of mobile museums to engage students in the evaluation of evidence.

Presenters:

Julie Anne Taylor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, MI; Khalid el-Hakim, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL; Truman Hudson, Jr., University of Michigan-Dearborn, Wayne, MI; Glovetta Williams, Douglass Academy for Young Men, Detroit, MI


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Engagement Through Mapping: Integrating History and Geography

Engage middle schoolers in history by grounding events in the places they occurred. Integrate hands-on maps for engagement, comprehension, and retention. Strategies are applicable to both U.S. and World History.

Presenters:

Jennifer Carlson, Alisa Stevenson, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Popular Media Bell Ringers That Work

Discover how infusing popular media into real-world bell ringers makes your classroom come alive. Use them to introduce lessons or as a powerful way to bring them home.

Presenters:

Fred Fransen, Chad Hudson, Certell, Inc., Indianapolis, IN


6-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Change Starts with You! Mindful Moments in the Psychology Classroom

A mindful citizen is an effective, engaged citizen. Mindfulness strategies will be discussed within the context of psychology curriculum and citizenship education. Classroom-ready mindfulness techniques will be practiced and shared.

Presenters:

Sarah Denney, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Natalie Keefer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA


Secondary/High School - Psychology
Poster

Starting Mid-Stream: Reflections of a Textbook Author on the New AP World History Course

Eric Nelson examines his and Bob Strayer's approach to crafting a textbook that starts at 1200 and the advantages and disadvantages of this unique start date.

Presenters:

Eric Nelson, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO


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Exhibitor Session

Digital-Mentoring: In Preservice Teachers' Creative Civic Collaborations in Online Spaces

We welcome risk-taking beginning teachers! Learn how peer mentoring, project-based learning, and social media are ingredients for powerful online collaboration among experienced, beginning, and preservice teachers.

Presenters:

Veronica Belvedere, Nick Crady, Kansas University Council for the Social Studies, Lawrence, KS; Josh Lutz, Horton High School, Horton, KS; Ben Honeycutt, Monument Academy, Monument, CO


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Marginalized Victims of the Holocaust: A Journey of Catholic Priests

Explore the journey of Catholic priests, an obscure group of victims, during the Holocaust. Learn from primary sources and discover techniques to use in your classroom.

Presenters:

Jessica Colston, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Virtual Education and Social Studies--The Wave of the Future!

Attendees will learn about the impact of virtual education in social studies instruction and see demonstrations of its impact in K-12 education, from both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

Presenters:

Matthew Caillet, Pearson Online and Blended Learning, Columbia, MD


- Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

What's the State of Our World?

Discover data visualizations and hands-on activities to help students think critically about the state of life on Earth for the 7.6 billion people and the ecosystems that support us.

Presenters:

Isabelle Rios, Carol Bliese, Population Connection, Washington, DC


- Geography
Poster

Comparisons and Contrasts: Experiencing and Sharing Japan and Iceland

NCGE/NCSS participants will view a teacher's field study experiences and scenery comparing and contrasting the cultures, people, physical geography and practices of Japan and Iceland.

Presenters:

Steven White, Mississippi Geographic Alliance/Pearl High Schoo, Pearl, MS


- Geography
Poster

Making Connections: Incorporating Literacy & Geography into AP Courses

Want to increase students' literacy and geographic thinking skills? Discover how National Geographic articles can be used to create AP style assessments and GIS projects. Receive resources.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Rasmussen, Bartow High School, Bartow, FL


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Colorado River Basin

Explore the impact of John Wesley Powell; Explorer, Thinker, Scientist and Bureaucrat on the development of communities throughout the Colorado River Basin. Discover interdisciplinary strategies to integrate in PreK-12 classrooms.

Presenters:

Jessica Flock, The Peoples Project, Laramie, WY


- Geography
Poster

Self-Government Works: Classroom Simulation

Experience a classroom simulation where students build, maintain, and experiment with self-governance. Self-Government Works allows students to learn the historic evolution of self-government as they create their own in-class system. Creative videos, challenges, debates, and primary source documents are guaranteed to increase student engagement and interest.

Presenters:

Bill Norton, Sarah Crawford, Self-Government Works, Bellevue, NE


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Exhibitor Session

Traveling to the Ends of the Earth as a Grosvenor Teaching Fellow

Explore how one Grosvenor Teacher Fellow applied her experiences in Antarctica to the creation of a Model UN mini-simulation on the historic and future implications of the Antarctic Treaty.

Presenters:

Amy Trenkle, Alice Deal Middle School, Washington, DC


PreK-12 - Geography
Poster

Investigating the Middle East through the Lens of Jordan

Discover contemporary and historical issues in the Middle East through the Lens of Jordan. Participants will explore Jordan through a variety of hands on activities.

Presenters:

Gabriel Valdez, Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX


- Geography
Poster

History Education for the 21st Century: Authentic Problem-Based Learning

Learn how to evolve your history classroom into an interactive, skills-based collaboration by applying problem-based learning strategies to increase engagement and prepare students for 21st century citizenship.

Presenters:

Landon Hedrick, Francis Xavier, Vanguard Classical School, Aurora, CO


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Think Anew, Act Anew, Speak Anew--Using Oratory Skills

Learn how to teach students the oratory skills needed to help make them confident public speakers. This session goes over key resources and strategies utilized by Ford's Theatre Oratory Fellows.

Presenters:

Lindsey Charron, Horace Ensign Intermediate School, Newport Beach, CA


Middle Level - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

In the Trenches: Taking Informed Action in History Class

Discover a practical framework, lessons, and student work samples for taking informed action in history class developed by two middle school teachers in their classrooms.

Presenters:

Jennifer Howard, Joyce Dorsey, Brookville Local Schools, Brookville, OH


Middle Level - US History
Poster

Gamer's Guide to Teaching in the Classroom

Explore the implementation of games in the classroom while focusing on issues of pedagogy, barriers to games in the classroom, and the application of agency in students' lives.

Presenters:

Melissa Black, Clifford Weyrauch, Erin Shackel, Katty Francis, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

A Model of the Knowledge Base for Geography Teaching

Participate in a discussion about the knowledge base of geography teaching, explore its six-components, and share your insights into the applicability of the model for effective teaching.

Presenters:

Jung Eun Hong, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Injeong Jo, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX


- Geography
Poster

Establishing Communities of Conscience at the Elementary Level

How do we establish communities of conscience? Examine the integration of content and reflective practices with elementary social studies and the English Language Arts curriculum to create agents of social change.

Presenters:

Hilary Logan, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO


PreK-Elementary - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Advance Placement for All Students

Explore the characteristics of an equitable all inclusive AP Human Geography Classroom, through practical strategies, resources, and the implementation of technology to reach all students

Presenters:

Padi Kong, Ana Baker, Taylor McDaniel, Wauwatosa School District, Wauwatosa, WI


- Geography
Poster

Incredible Korea and Your Classroom: Using the Korean National Atlas

Analyze, evaluate and assess activities in Advanced Placement Human Geography using the Korean National Atlas as a case study approach to content.

Presenters:

Kelly Swanson, St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul, MN; Allison Hunt, Jefferson County Schools, Louisville, KY; Michael Robinson, Germantown Public Schools, Germantown, TN; Doug Andersen, Oak Canyon Junior High, Lindon, UT; Jongnam Choi, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; Chul Sue Hwang, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

A Geographic Lens on Inqury and Action: National Geographic's Geo-Inquiry Process

Learn about using National Geographic's free Geo-Inquiry Process and related tools (including mapping, photography, storytelling and more) to integrate real world projects into classrooms.

Presenters:

Mary Ford, Melissa MacPhee, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC


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Exhibitor Session

Can I Teach Climate Change? Let Me Count the Ways

Learn how to address climate change in and across the social studies curriculum, including history, economics, psychology, geography, sociology, and civics.

Presenters:

James Damico, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Mark Baildon, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Alexandra Panos, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Natural Disasters and Landscape

Engage with landscape as text through analyzing traces in the urban morphology of La Plata, Maryland, a classic example of Environment-Human interactions that changed the cultural and economic landscapes.

Presenters:

David M. Walker, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD


- Geography
Poster

Bataan Death March: World War II in the Philippines

Discover how to integrate technology into an engaging lesson about the Phiilippines during World War II, exploring topics such as the Bataan Death March, comfort women, and more.

Presenters:

Shelby Thompson, Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville, LA


Secondary/High School - World History
Poster

Gaming with a Purpose: Using the Engaging Congress App

Trying to find interactive games to make primary sources fun for your students? Come explore Engaging Congress, an app helping civics come alive. Bring a device and play along!

Presenters:

Elizabeth Osborn, Indiana University Center on Representative Government, Bloomington, IN; Elizabeth Rasmussen, Fort Meade Middle Senior High School, Fort Meade, FL


6-12 - Civics/Government
Poster

Releasing the Potential of African American Girls Through Social Studies

Young Women of Excellence helps African American girls unleash their inner power--talent, skills, wisdom and potential--to impact local and global change.

Presenters:

Tamika Williams, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Poster

Explain Yourself! Help Students Identify, Describe, & Elaborate Using ID's

Only those who can clearly communicate can compel others to take action on issues that matter. Learn engaging and differentiated strategies using writing templates. For ELL, GT, AP, Grades 3-12

Presenters:

Julie Thoma-Data, MacArthur Senior High School, Houston, TX; Justin Singleton, Victory Early College, Houston, TX; Christine Danzer, MacArthur Senior High School, Houston, TX


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Growing Voters: How Schools Can

All of us have a role to play in Growing Voters and ensuring that youth can contribute to the political life of the country. Join us for a conversation about how teachers and administrators play a critical, non-partisan role in building youth election engagement.

Presenters:

Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE, Medford, MA


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Exhibitor Session

Agency Through Allegories: Gilded Age Populism According to Oz

Focuses on providing participants background information about the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the use of primary documents as catalysts for contemporary agency, and opportunities for hands-on. issues-centered lessons.

Presenters:

Christian Pirlet, Aberdeen Central High School/University of South Dakota, Aberdeen, SD


6-12 - US History
Poster

From Slavery to Freedom, Using Slave Narratives to Activate Literacy

Engage students in interdisciplinary inquiry and the exploration of empathy, perspective, bias, and historical context by analyzing slave narratives, battle maps, and census data representative of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Presenters:

Roland Schendel, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO; Kile Clabaugh, Teaching with Primary Sources at MSU Denver, CO; Keith Patterson, Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region, Denver, CO


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Informed Action: Celebrating while Confronting a Controversial State History

Alabama is a state with many stories--both celebratory and controversial. Learn about a three-year statewide action initiative reaching thousands of students and teachers. Replicable in local communities and schools. Many resources.

Presenters:

Susan Santoli, Paige Vitulli, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; Susan DuBose, Alabama Bicentennial Commission, Montgomery, AL; Harrow Strickland, Auburn City Schools, Auburn, AL


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Place In Your Face: Planning Place-Based Professional Learning Field Trips

Connect with teacher-educators who can inspire interdisciplinary inquiry by offering guidance in planning place-based professional learning or student trips to the places in your region where geography and history intersect.

Presenters:

Paula Waatainen, Teresa Farrell, Vancouver Island University Faculty of Education, Nanaimo, BC


6-12 - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Learning from an Explorer's Failures: The Archaeology of La Belle Shipwreck

Texas Historical Commission archaeologists introduce resource materials based on excavations of the 17th century La Belle shipwreck that explore themes of colonialism, identity, and material culture through science-based historical analysis.

Presenters:

Bradford Jones, Amy Borgen, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, TX


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Exhibitor Session

Student-Led Debate

Student-Led Debate combines the show The Apprentice, with the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and adds a big dash of history.

Presenters:

Jean Pedri, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY


6-12 - US History
Poster

Whose Streets? Our Streets! Cultivating Agentic Classrooms Through Local History

How do we cultivate agentic classrooms in communities plagued with socioeconomic inequality? Learn how project-based learning focused on local history research fosters student agency over contemporary community issues.

Presenters:

Kaitlin Holt, Julia Pelaez, Jen Hoyer, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY


6-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Discover Your State: An Economic Evolution Through Engaging Interactive Lessons!

Experience your state's amazing history through an economic lens. Play a new interactive game that weaves economics into the historical mix that fits every state's standards.

Presenters:

David Kendrick, Lindsay Riden, Bear Creek Middle School, Statham, GA; Bonnie Arango, Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk, Houston, TX


Middle Level - Economics
Poster

Teaching with Primary Sources Regional Program

Engage in conversation about how to enrich the quality of your organization's curriculum and instruction by using the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) materials for K-16 classrooms.

Presenters:

Richard Satchwell, Judy Bee, Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region, Normal, IL; Barb Kirby, Sue Wise, Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region, Waynesburg, PA; Peggy O'Neil-Jones, Keith Patterson, Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region, Denver, CO


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Use the Books You Love! Geographic and Economic Thinking Read-Alouds

Learn about the ideas behind economic and geographic thinking read alouds. Experience multiple examples and leave with ready-to-use social studies read alouds with favorite titles.

Presenters:

Jennifer Gallagher, East Carolina University, Raleigh, NC


PreK-Elementary - Geography
Poster

Critical Literacy: Social Education for the 21st Century

Discover the potential of integrating critical literacy with teaching and learning social studies.

Presenters:

Bernardo Pohl, Yu-Han Hung, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

(Information) Pipeline: Teaching Energy and Environment in Alberta, Canada

Discover how Albertan educators share environmental curriculum in a province where petrochemical industries dominate. Protests and curriculum controversies create a compelling study for teachers addressing hot-button issues in their classroom.

Presenters:

Kyla Sweet, Pacific National Resource Center on Canada, Bellingham, WA


6-12 - Global Studies
Poster

No PowerPoint or Packet Needed: Literacy Strategies for Social Studies

Learn literacy strategies and activities specific to social studies to infuse literacy into your instruction with no to low prep work.

Presenters:

Daniel Bordwell, Anoka-Hennepin ISD, Saint Paul, MN


6-12 - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Don't Despair! Accurate, High Quality Student Writing Can Be Taught!

Understanding and using accurate information is crucial for today's youth. Explore an effective scaffolding process for the social science classroom that leads to high-quality writing using accurate information.

Presenters:

Jared Taylor, Liz Wallace, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Kaysville, UT


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Inquiry-Based Cluster Assessments for the Classroom

Engage students with compelling questions investigating primary and secondary sources. Use these sources in developing classroom assessments that challenge students to analyze evidence and to communicate real world conclusions.

Presenters:

Brian Vogel, Pearson, San Antonio, TX; Kathleen Trambley, Pearson, Austin, TX


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Not Your Momma's Vocabulary Practice

Elevate your instruction to provide opportunities for students to apply social studies vocabulary in relevant ways. Empower students with the information and skills needed to interact with the world around them.

Presenters:

Katie Batenhorst, Pearland ISD, Pearland, TX; Stephanie Bellew, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

The MisRepresentation of Latinx in Social Studies Textbooks

Learn the results of a study to analyze the representation of Latinx in social studies textbooks. Findings reveal that Latinx are represented as the Others in U.S. history textbooks.

Presenters:

Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Poster

What Happened at Lexington Green? A Rank-Order Lesson

Discovering what happened involves investigating primary sources and critical evaluation. Using the accounts of Lexington Green and a rank-order lesson type, students discover that what happened may be difficult to discern.

Presenters:

John Grant, Jeffrey Byford, University of Memphis, TN


Secondary/High School - US History
Poster

Bracketology: Incorporating Bracket Competitions in Social Studies

Learn how to improve the rigor and relevance of history lessons with competitions that engage students through processes of inquiry, evaluation, and justification.

Presenters:

Morgan Leal, Brian Munk, Robert Kennemer, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Fort Worth, TX


Middle Level - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Strategies to Chew On!

Students can only take in new information in small increments, and need some time to chew on it before processing. Explore strategies that help students process new information.

Presenters:

Richard Pauly, John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento, CA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

That's a Bad Neighborhood: Social (In)Justice Lessons with Zillow

Real estate maps are seemingly mundane tools for shaping ideas about place. However, a critical assessment of these maps can help students explore the linkage between place-construction and social (in)justice.

Presenters:

David Baylis, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR


Secondary/High School - Geography
Poster

Pumped on the Present: Easily Integrating Current Events for Engagement

Discover simple ways to integrate current events into your curriculum. These are usable at whatever frequency works for your class. Leave with ready-to-use templates for all activities and routines shown.

Presenters:

Amanda Toporek, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA; Madeleine Resch, The Beacon School, New York, NY; Italia Krahling, Venetia Valley K-8, San Rafael, CA; John Eckels, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY; Galen Byrne, Yorkville East Middle School, New York, NY


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Using Vocabulary and Critical Reading to Raise Student Literacy

Discover ways to teach vocabulary and reading without losing a day. Receive a variety of strategies to teach and connect vocabulary to the analysis of historical and contemporary sources.

Presenters:

Michelle Neyrey, Saadia Hussain, Spring ISD, Spring, TX


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

The Right to Bear an Opinion

It is possible to look at both sides of an argument while respecting all opinions by identifying bias. Using gun rights as the catalyst, we will demonstrate healthy civil discourse.

Presenters:

Nicholas Chrimes, Isaiah Greibel, Ryan Radaker, Andrew Buskirk, Clarion University Council for the Social Studies, Clarion, PA


Secondary/High School - Political Science
Poster

Mind Your Goal: Learning, Teaching, and Leading with Metacognition

Explore ways to develop agency and advance the knowledge and practice of learning, teaching, and leading with metacognition.

Presenters:

Charlie Perryman, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, Saginaw, TX


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

A Call For Action

Experience how elementary-aged students can impact our understanding of each other by taking action. Learn with us how students can make big and small differences in their school and beyond.

Presenters:

Molly McEvoy, Page Syvertsen, Latin School of Chicago, IL


PreK-Elementary - Multidisciplinary
Poster

Google Earth Done Wrong: How to Avoid Geography Blunders

Identify challenges in using Google Earth with young learners. Replacing common teaching errors with effective practice is vital to helping students increase geographic knowledge while increasing inquiry skills.

Presenters:

Brent Chowen, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


PreK-Elementary - Geography
Poster

Intersecting Trails: Westward Expansion Through Hands-On History and Literature

Discover interdisciplinary modules using primary and secondary sources with literature for students to investigate westward expansion through multiple lenses. Students grasp the history and layers of consequences that still ripple today.

Presenters:

Ruth Baxter, Amy Kiszka, Genna Rooke, Westbrook Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood, TX


Middle Level - Interdisciplinary
Poster

Victims, Victors, or Bystanders?

Examine Black students' perspectives of African American agency during the Civil War. Understand the origins of their knowledge.

Presenters:

Stephanie Hooks, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA


PreK-12 - US History
Poster

Remembering to Imagine: Projects in Ethnic Studies Classrooms

Discover examples from an Ethnic Studies classroom of assignments centered around Project-Based Learning. Receive examples and guidelines, as well as rubrics from past projects.

Presenters:

Andrew Gonzales, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX


Secondary/High School - Ethnic Studies
Poster

The Mindful Learner: Humanistic Education in the 21st Century Classroom

Engage yourself in the humanistic approach to education. Learn how to implement strategies into your curriculum that will help your students thrive by improving their self-image, compassion, and thoughtfulness.

Presenters:

Kathleen Szwed, Nicole Bolek, Minooka Community High School, Minooka, IL


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Poster

Help Your Students Change the World with UN Sustainability Goals

Identify global goals directly related to content that you teach, and develop mini-topics that can easily be incorporated into teaching. Discover your students' brilliance; they will change the world!

Presenters:

Robin Elms, The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA


Middle Level - Global Studies
Poster

Who is Due Process? Examining Japanese-American Imprisonment During WWII

Explore themes of compliance and resistance to Executive Order 9066. Receive a ready-made unit for students to complete a historical autopsy of America by examining digitized primary sources.

Presenters:

Bridget Kelly, Marian Middle School, Saint Louis, MO


Middle Level - US History
Poster

Interactive, Instructional Investigations: Geography, Geocaching, and Early Exploration

Learn about exciting ways to incorporate geocaching into your classroom! Receive access to a wiki filled with ready-to-use resources that will have you and your students ready to explore.

Presenters:

Lucy Bush, Jeffrey Hall, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA


6-12 - Geography
Poster

Who is Telling the Story? Reframing American History

Discover how to use the essential question Who's telling the story? to develop a place-based curriculum taught from multiple perspectives that incorporates primary sources, guided inquiry, and critical thinking.

Presenters:

Shelagh Wilson, Hilary Simons, Lynn Clements, Westtown School, West Chester, PA


PreK-Elementary - US History
Poster

Are ELA Preservice Teachers Prepared to Teach Social Studies Standards?

Explore how effective undergraduate English Language Arts education programs are in preparing preservice teachers to integrate social studies content into their pedagogical practices.

Presenters:

Allison Sheridan, Mary Dougherty, Chris Spinale, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


Higher Education - Civics/Government
Poster

How We Argue

Expose the hidden structure of arguments to reveal unstated assumptions and weak support relationships. Help students achieve the C3 Framework priority on reasoning and support their claims with relevant evidence.

Presenters:

Nathan Otey, Anne Sanderson, ThinkerAnalytix, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Patrick Flynn, Lexington High School, Lexington, MA


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

Beyond the Ballot: Developing an Inclusive Civics Curriculum

Explore the development of a comprehensive, culturally responsive civic education curriculum that centers inclusive civic engagement for all students.

Presenters:

Jenna Ryall, Norah Lovett, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Teaching About America and the Holocaust

Learn to incorporate Facing History's innovative approach to historical inquiry with groundbreaking new sources from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's special exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust

Presenters:

Rachel Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Chicago, IL


6-12 - US History
Workshop

Become a National Geographic Certified Educator

Discover and collaboratively design new strategies for teaching your students about the world, their place within it, and how they can make a positive impact.

Presenters:

Meghan Modafferi, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Choose Your Own Action Civics Adventure!

Experience the steps of an Action Civics project during which attendees' choices authentically demonstrate the process and influence the final outcome. Learn how to prepare students to be civic changemakers!

Presenters:

Bonnie Mills, Sarah Andes, Generation Citizen, New York, NY; Meredith Norris, Generation Citizen, Austin, TX


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

How to Make a Podcast in Your Classroom

Learn how to make a rich audio story with minimal equipment. Nick and Hannah, radio hosts and producers for Civics 101, walk you through every step in teaching podcasting.

Presenters:

Nick Capodice, Hannah McCarthy, Civics 101, NHPR, Concord, NH


Secondary/High School - Interdisciplinary
Workshop

Why Teach Reconstruction?

Explore curriculum by Facing History and Ourselves & New Visions for Public Schools to teach the Reconstruction Era and have students connect history to the choices they make today.

Presenters:

Aruna Patel, New Visions for Public Schools, New York, NY; Juan Castellanos, Facing History and Ourselves, New York, NY


6-12 - US History
Workshop

An Inquiry into the European Refugee Crisis

Engage students in an inquiry lesson requiring questioning, discussion, and argumentation drawing from multiple sources. Practice four inquiry strategies from the lesson to explore the European refugee debate.

Presenters:

Mario Fitzpatrick, McQueen High School, Reno, NV; Sarah Brown, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV


- Geography
Workshop

Modeling Conversations of Migration

Learn about migration as an outcome of white supremacy and make connections across race/ethnicity in colonial structures. Observe conversations in the classroom about colonialism, imperialism, and migration.

Presenters:

Hanadi Shatara, Van Anh, Yianella Blanco, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY


6-12 - World History
Workshop

You and Your Students CAN Make a World of Difference!

Discover how infusing global perspectives and using various critical-thinking tools can enhance your students' abilities to take meaningful, courageous, and compassionate informed action on real-world issues.

Presenters:

Nicole Palasz, Institute of World Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI; Samantha Epstein, South Division High School, Milwaukee, WI; Sarah Kubetz, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI


6-12 - Multidisciplinary
Workshop

Curriculum Frameworks and Classroom Strategies to Build Global Competence

Acquire curriculum resources, instructional tools, and best practices for infusing global issues into the classroom. Experience teaching strategies and thinking routines that foster students' development of global competence.

Presenters:

Susanna McConnell, Westlake High School, Austin, TX


6-12 - Global Studies
Workshop

Decolonize Your Classroom: Film and Lessons Teach You How

Deepen your understanding of settler colonialism, decolonization, genocide and forced removal of Indigenous children by watching the award-winning film Dawnland, and exploring lessons of the First Inquiry in the Teacher's Guide.

Presenters:

Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project, Boston, MA; Sarah Shear, University of Washington-Bothell, WA


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Workshop

Take Action Now! Students at the Forefront of Change

Engage students in meaningful civic action that they research, plan, and execute themselves. Informed action empowers students to create the change they seek in their communities. It begins in your classroom.

Presenters:

Sante Mastriana, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

Creativity and Innovation in the Social Studies Classroom

For students to become innovative problem solvers and contributing global citizens, classrooms must change. Explore a cross-curricular approach that provokes discovery, pertinent discussions, and projects.

Presenters:

Jacqueline Van Schooneveld, West Chester University, West Chester, PA; Frances Flicker, Creating Art for All Ages, Denver, CO


PreK-12 - Global Studies
Workshop

Becoming a Spy: Gamifying Your Classroom

Spycraft. Intrigue. A Black Ops division of the CIA. Get your students engaged with skills and content through gamification. Check your dead drop for a ready-to-go lesson plan!

Presenters:

Starlynn Nance, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO; Raymond Williams, Jordan Lockwood, Blue Springs Public Schools, Blue Springs, MO


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

Infusing Primary Source C-SPAN Videos in the Social Studies Curriculum

Discover how to incorporate primary source video clips from C-SPAN's educational resources that include bell ringers, lesson plans, and projects. You will search the database and curate your own activity.

Presenters:

Arren Swift, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Jo Phillips, Ripley High School, Ripley, WV


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

Teaching with Testimony: Cultivating Action, Advocacy and Activism in Youth

Engage with testimony-based digital resources on IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation's educational website to develop students' competency to recognize patterns of hate, and to foster critical thinking, agency, advocacy and action.

Presenters:

Lesly Culp, Sedda Antekelian, USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA


6-12 - World History
Workshop

Becoming US: A New History Curriculum from Smithsonian

Middle and secondary teachers will conduct primary-source analysis and practice discourse strategies using Becoming US, an inclusive curriculum that presents U.S. history through the prism of migration.

Presenters:

Orlando Serrano, Abby Pfisterer, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Navigating Historic Maps: Teaching Geographical and Historical Thinking

Explore an inquiry-learning model used in analyzing sources through the lens of geographical and historical thinking. Crossing multiple disciplinary areas, these sources inspire curiosity, prompt questions, and support investigations.

Presenters:

Judy Bee, Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region, Normal, IL; Amy Wilkinson, Teaching with Primary Sources, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL; Richard Hughes, John Kostelnick, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


- Geography
Workshop

What Does It Mean to Be an American?

Meet former mayor, congressman, and Secretary of Transportation and Commerce Norman Mineta, and explore What Does It Mean to Be an American?, a free online toolkit developed at Stanford University.

Presenters:

Norman Mineta, Mineta & Associates, LLC, Washington, DC; Rylan Sekiguchi, Jonas Edman, SPICE, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Secondary/High School - Civics/Government
Workshop

Bringing the World Into Your AP Human Geography Classroom

The AP Human Geography Chief Reader analyzes the 2019 test results, especially Free Response Questions. National Atlas of Korea materials will be used to internationalize and support APHG content.

Presenters:

Seth Dixon, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Chul Sue Hwang, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea


6-12 - Geography
Workshop

To Whisper or To Shout: Communicating in Times of Trouble

Be an ambidextrous thinker! Experience how people use their voices for social justice. Learn and apply guidelines for civil discourse as you take part in case studies about challenging issues.

Presenters:

Mary Lee Webeck, The Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Studies, Holocaust Museum Houston, TX; Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Bear, DE; Jan Miller, Janie Worst, State Bar of Texas, Law Related Education, Austin, TX; Beverly Nolan, Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Houston, TX; Michael Duke, Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, TX; Outspoken Bean, Writers in the Schools, Houston, TX


PreK-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

The Truth Telling Writer's Workshop

Create restorative and transformational curriculum for publication rooted in the pedagogy of Ferguson and the Truth Telling Project methodology to reclaim student voice and teach about structural violence.

Presenters:

Melinda Salazar, David Ragland, The Truth Telling Project, St. Louis, MO; Arthur Romano, School for Conflict Resolution, George Mason University and Truth Telling Project, Fairfax, VA


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Fascists and Antifascists: Human Rights Through the Spanish Civil War

Discover the development of international human rights doctrine through American volunteerism during the Spanish Civil War. Learn to critically engage students with primary sources in both English and Spanish.

Presenters:

Eric Smith, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, New York, NY; James Lane, Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Cleveland, OH


Secondary/High School - World History
Workshop

There's a Margaret Meade Inside Every Child

Learn and apply techniques of classical ethnography for studying early 20th-century culture, values, and society. How did people in the past live their lives and interact with others?

Presenters:

Karl Matz, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN


Secondary/High School - US History
Workshop

The Fieldwork Field Guide: How to Transform Your Geography Class

Imagine students becoming geographers--formulating research questions, collecting data in the field, mapping and graphing data, and collaborating with peers globally to solve local, regional, and international problems.

Presenters:

Casie Gaebler, American Community School of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi


Secondary/High School - Geography
Workshop

Exploring the Dust Bowl in Global Perspective for All Learners

Explore hands-on activities that show how building visual literacy skills for all-learners promotes inquiry into how human-environmental interaction created dust bowls in the U.S. and China.

Presenters:

Mark Newman, National Louis University, Chicago, IL; Xiaoning Chen, National Louis University, Chicago, IL


6-12 - Geography
Workshop

What Does Informed Action Actually Look Like?

Discover contemporary actions taken by Native communities including youth actions, coalition-building, and community organizing. Map these case studies and help your students build the skills necessary for taking informed action.

Presenters:

Edwin Schupman, Colleen Smith, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

TED Masterclass: Idea Accelerator for Educators

TED has developed a groundbreaking online professional development program called TED Masterclass, which guides educators (and students) through the process of identifying, developing and sharing their best ideas with each other and the world. Join members of the TED-Ed team for a hands-on, interactive look at the first three lessons of the course. All workshop participants will leave having developed an idea for their TED-style talk. In addition, NCSS, with the generous support of World History Project, will provide an exclusive opportunity for select workshop attendees to complete the entire course.

Presenters: Logan Smalley, TED-Ed, New York, NY
PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

From #MeToo to Student-Led Action: Peer Interventions Against Sexual Violence

Using the PBS/POV documentary ROLL RED ROLL, about a teen's sexual assault chronicled on social media, analyze cultural norms around gender-based violence and facilitate conversations about consent and peer intervention.

Presenters:

Ione Barrows, Alice Quinlan, Asad Muhammad, POV on PBS, New York, NY; Nancy Schwartzman, Roll Red Roll, New York, NY


Secondary/High School - Multidisciplinary
Workshop

Teaching Democratic Values Amidst Polarization

Learn to conduct discussions of ethical issues. Participate in the discussion of one of 39 lessons from a new curricular resource: Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History.

Presenters:

David Harris, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Secondary/High School - US History
Workshop

Taking on Tough Issues Through Circles and SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Learn and experience practical strategies for creating a classroom community where all students feel safe engaging in current controversial issues.

Presenters:

Marieke van Woerkom, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, New York, NY


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Beyond Quote Plopping: Elevating Argument with the Best Evidence

Explore two methods to facilitate discuss to discover strategies that demonstrate how textual evidence can be skewed to support varying claims and how to rank evidence for efficacy in argument.

Presenters:

Sarah Brown, Janet Roberts, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV


PreK-12 - Global Studies
Workshop

Helping Children Read the World: Global Education Through Literature

The exploration of social studies texts that offer perspective and/or representation, followed by student-led discussions and reflective writing, has the power to build and strengthen global knowledge, tolerance, and empathy.

Presenters:

Jessica Torres, Education Service Center Region 12, Waco, TX


- Interdisciplinary
Workshop

Walk in My Shoes: Exploring Refugees' Paths to Germany

Immerse yourself in free, inquiry-based curriculum exploring the recent migration flow from North Africa/Middle East to Europe and associated issues using personal interviews with 30+ refugees, maps, photographs, and articles.

Presenters:

Barbara Crain, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun, VA; Jennifer Windell, Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC


Secondary/High School - Geography
Workshop

Envisioning History: What Students Learn by Reading Art

Art is like a rich trove of illustrations in a great book. Explore 10 strategies that help students read history as they see and experience the arts.

Presenters:

Lisa Waligora, Robin Sabo, Shara Appanaitis, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX


6-12 - World History
Workshop

The Hidden Voices Project: Uncovering Forgotten Stories

Using the Hidden Voices Curriculum, learn how to facilitate inclusive learning experiences by revealing the hidden voices often removed from the shared historical narrative.

Presenters:

Brian Carlin, Jenna Ryall, Norah Lovett, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

History Matters: Classroom Conversations that are Crucial to our Democracy

Explore a thematic approach to American history through the lens of race, gender, and inequality. Analyze primary sources during an interactive lesson with ready-to-use resources and engaging strategies.

Presenters:

Deirdre Boyd, Steamboat Springs High School, Steamboat Springs, CO


Secondary/High School - US History
Workshop

How Can Social Studies Teachers Be Agents of Social Justice?

Explore methods to implement Informed Action to achieve social justice--based upon the findings of a five-week study of a pre-colonial African history curriculum taught to ten Black male students.

Presenters:

Tandra Birkett, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Workshop

Are You Preparing Students for a World on the Move?

Explore a framework, emphasizing inquiry and perspective-taking, for teaching about migration past, present, and future. Polarized responses to immigration present civic challenges. Are you preparing students for informed action?

Presenters:

Adam Strom, Re-Imagining Migration/UCLA, Boston, MA; Veronica Boix Mansilla, Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA


PreK-12 - Interdisciplinary
Workshop

How Will You Help Your City Adapt to Change?

As future leaders, our youth need skills to create resilient and adaptive cities. Discover a standards-aligned framework enabling hands-on, student-led inquiry about sustainability.

Presenters:

Maureen Ferry, HouseStories.org, Houston, TX; Allison Hu, Participation Studio, San Antonio, TX


- Geography
Workshop

Empathy, Courage, Participation: How Civil Discourse Leads to Informed Action

Experience a dynamic strategy that engages students in civil discourse around controversial topics and results in informed, collaborative action. Create a classroom of empathy, understanding, and courage with us!

Presenters:

Cari Zall, Jessica Gallagher, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR


6-12 - Civics/Government
Workshop

Deepening Content Knowledge Through the Power of Peer Critique

Discover the tools to give students agency in critiquing their peers' work as a process to improve communication skills and deepen content knowledge. Learn how critique as an instructional tool to help students deepen their understanding of content as well as an assessment tool to help determine student understanding.

Presenters:

Emerie Lukas, InquirED, Davenport, IA


PreK-Elementary - Multidisciplinary
Workshop

Applying the Required AP SCOTUS Cases to Informed Action

Explore how to apply Supreme Court precedents using Street Law's student-centered activities to scaffold skills assessed on the redesigned AP Government exam. Create questions for use in your classroom.

Presenters:

Cathy Ruffing, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Benwari Singh, Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO


- Civics/Government
Workshop

May 4, 1970 and Now: Developing Voices for Change

Explore May 4 and the Kent State shootings with Kent State alumna, faculty and teacher educators and create lesson ideas designed to prepare voices for change in schools and communities.

Presenters:

Todd Hawley, Michael Levicky, Laura Davis, Kabir Syed, Annette Kratcoski, Lori Boes, Mindy Farmer, Kent State University, Kent, OH


PreK-12 - US History
Workshop

Searching for and Analyzing Primary Sources that Encourage Student Activism

Discover how to search for and interpret Library of Congress primary sources about historic controversial issues and support your students in understanding the importance of informed and active citizenship today.

Presenters:

Ann Canning, Gay Thistle, Library of Congress TPS Eastern Region Program, Waynesburg, PA; David Hicks, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA; Ricky Mullins, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY


Secondary/High School - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Creativity, Conversation, Culture: Building an Immigrant Rights Classroom Through Art

Through the examination of visual artwork, educators explore how to frame conversations in their classrooms to prepare students to better understand immigration and validate the experiences of immigrant students.

Presenters:

Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario, Human Rights Educators - USA (HRE-USA) / Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), Brooklyn, NY


- Multidisciplinary
Workshop

SOS For ELLs: Supporting Teachers with English Learners

Navigate your way through Google Classroom as you create a pedagogical support system for social studies teachers. These evidence-based strategies support English learners and other exceptional students.

Presenters:

Christine Foster, Beechcroft High School, Columbus, OH


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

The Hook: Launching Social Justice Lessons that Activate Student Agency

Every social justice lesson needs a powerful hook. Learn to activate students' funds of knowledge, engage their agency, and prepare them to build more complex understandings of the social world.

Presenters:

Lisa Sibbett, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Climate Change Centric Classrooms

Explore climate change through an interdisciplinary lens--highlighting the social and economic impacts, activities to bring content to your subject, and time to reflect and plan for your classroom.

Presenters:

Jenna Totz, Megan Van Loh, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, Minneapolis, MN


6-12 - Interdisciplinary
Workshop

Defeat: An American History

Thinking about big picture American history, we tend to focus on themes like victory, expansion, and progress. What happens if we focus on defeat? How have perceptions of defeat changed?

Presenters:

Benjamin Wright, The University of Texas at Austin, TX


6-12 - US History
Workshop

Cultivating Future Historians: Innovative Practices in Teaching the Historical Process

Engage in hands-on activities to explore innovative strategies for incorporating historical thinking and methods into classroom instruction. Make the process of history visible by teaching students how to be historians.

Presenters:

Heather Nice, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL; Pier Larsen, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Carrollton, TX


6-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

Chamoy, Mangonadas, and Takis: Infusing MAS in Social Studies Classrooms

Examine the implementation of Mexican American Studies, investigate the impact of culturally relevant pedagogy on MAS instruction, and explore select MAS lessons and strategies used to engage students.

Presenters:

Elizabeth Rivas, Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX


6-12 - Ethnic Studies
Workshop

Encouraging Student Agency Through Questioning and Inquiry

Provides instructional supports for teacher agency and professional growth in designing inquiry around student-initiated questioning for rigor and relevance.

Presenters:

Kim Sergent, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, Mayking, KY; Sarah Westbrook, The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA


PreK-12 - Pedagogy/Instruction
Workshop

American Genocide: New Documentary on Decolonizing Hidden U.S. History

Discover the role of scalp-bounty proclamations in genocide against Indigenous peoples in the U.S. Come see a new short film, BOUNTY, and get free curriculum to teach this unknown history.

Presenters:

Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project, Boston, MA; Sarah Shear, University of Washington-Bothell, WA


6-12 - US History
Workshop