Kathryn Roets '18, Liliana Mondragon '19, Israel Vazquez '18, and Deanna Grelecki '18, presented "Discussing the 1960's: Techniques for Secondary Classrooms" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2.

Kathryn Roets '18, Liliana Mondragon '19, Israel Vazquez '18, and Deanna Grelecki '18, presented "Discussing the 1960's: Techniques for Secondary Classrooms" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their presentation focused on how the secondary social studies classroom comes alive when discussion is a primary mode of instruction. This session examined four discussion techniques, and how they can be used to teach different lessons of the 1960s in a U.S. history classroom. Topics included music in social activism, counterculture, the Vietnam war and the Space Race. An excerpt from each lesson demonstrated how the variety of strategies used for these topics allow students to more deeply understand the era, as well as more critically assess the lasting impact of the "hippie" decade.