Cultivating Empathy Through Instruction
How can we help students understand the daily indignities of segregation? The Green Books, a motorist guide for African Americans, provides a geographic representation of racism and discrimination in 20th-century America.
Critically evaluate U.S. immigration policy and presidential leadership by examining two timeframes: the Holocaust and the current refugee crisis. Analyze what displaced persons have to say about their experiences.
Investigate researched-based museum methods on the American Revolution from Colonial Williamsburg master teachers. Character interpretation, hands-on learning, and technology provide innovative historical visions of 21st-century skills for students.
Leaders in the NCSS Instruction Community will share various teacher-tested strategies for cultivating empathy through instruction in secondary education social studies classes. Come prepared to participate!
Join in a variety of entertaining and engaging hands-on activities beginning with primary sources and ending in deeper empathy for those who read, saw, or created them originally.
Analyze expertise from sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on the rise of the American right, based on intensive interviews of Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana conducted over the last five years.
Cultivate compassionate and committed citizens with engaging civics activities that will inspire K-8 students to serve their local and global communities.
Gain an understanding of the value of Document-Based Questions, and how to change the focus from an open analysis to a deeper analysis while incorporating argumentative writing skills within each document analysis. Participants will also identify ways to scaffold the DBQ process for special population students, ELL and Special Needs. Participants will gain an understanding of how to include documents to teach content and learning that is student-centered instead of teacher-centered. World War I documents will be used to drive the session.
Problem-based Enhanced Language Learning (PBELL) is a powerful pedagogy that develops academic language. Teacher-created and teacher-tested PBELL World History middle-school lessons designed to cultivate empathy through instruction will be shared.
Fewer issues spur more controversy than conflicts between youth and police. Learn about the scope and limits of police authority with lessons on working together to improve police-community relations.