LC Presents connects college faculty to your high school classroom in Idaho Regions 1 and 2, Eastern Washington and other nearby locales. Faculty are available to offer presentations and active learning experiences over a wide range of topics to fit your needs. 

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LC Presents presentations are available in person, and, in some cases, by zoom. Please contact Julie at [email protected] for more information and to arrange your visit. The faculty below are available for presentations.

Faculty Available for Presentations

My presentation introduces students to the key elements of a literary narrative (sensory detail, well-told story, and indication of significance) by first examining these features in a brief, published work of creative nonfiction. Through small and large group collaboration, students will then practice various strategies for drafting personal narratives of their own. Activities will include reading, observing, mapping, drafting, and sharing.

Standards: W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5; W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5

Ever wonder how short stories, creative nonfiction essays, and poems first get published, or how literary magazines take shape? Using LCSC’s Talking River Review as a guide, this presentation walks students through the process of editing a college literary journal from submissions and solicitations to layout, proofing, printing, and distribution. Collaboratively, students will read actual submissions to TRR, work on developing an aesthetic, and practice proofreading.

Standards: RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.6

The world has become a global village due to the advancement in technology, transportation, and communication systems, among others. Likewise, cultures across the world are converging at an increasing rate. The aim of this presentation is to discuss the implications of cultural convergence and globalized world on the success of today’s high school students who will likely graduate into such a world.

Keywords: Culture, Cultural Convergence, Globalization, Globalized world, Success

Standards: Anchor Standard 1 - Interdisciplinary Humanities

Financial education is one of the major skills that should be included in high school curriculum, unfortunately, this essential life skill is never taught in schools. The aim of this presentation is to educate students on money matters and the various investment options that are available out there.

Keywords: Savings Culture, Money Matters, Financial Education

Standards: Anchor Standard 1 - Interdisciplinary Humanities

It is often said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The goal of this presentation is to help students identify the steps to becoming an entrepreneur. The presentation will also address various questions on students’ minds regarding the entrepreneurial process.

Keywords: Entrepreneur, Job Creator, Entrepreneurial Process

Standards: Anchor Standard 1 - Interdisciplinary Humanities

Students are the products that employers are waiting for. This presentation aims at helping students to understand how they can develop and position themselves as marketable products in the marketplace using the knowledge of marketing concepts.

Keywords - Positioning, Marketable, Marketing concepts, Marketplace, Product,

5 Takeaways from Lecture

  • Learning is fun
  • Take responsibility for the quality of your product
  • Always add to yourself because employers' wants are always changing
  • Packaging is as important as the product
  • You are the product that the world is waiting for

Have you ever considered a career in accounting, business administration, business and communication, management, human resource management, marketing, or sport administration? If the answer is yes, you need to attend this presentation. The aim of this presentation is to educate students on the various business programs and there prospects.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have won a travel pass to travel anywhere in the world. Your adventure is only limited by your imagination. With this amazing gift, your mission is to travel the world and discuss your trip and all its parts with the rest of the class. You will need an electronic device (laptop, cell phone, or computer) to research the trip. This Presentation is an introduction and overview of the many facets of the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism industry. It is to provide the students with an introductory look into the World of Hospitality, but also with an understanding of the world of business and particularly to business as it applies to the hospitality industry.

Standards: CTEI- Idaho Hospitality and Tourism Program Standards and Idaho Culinary Arts Program Content/Performance Standards and Idaho Teaching Standards: 1.0: Career Pathways and Industry Professional Standards; 1.1: Professional industry history, traditions and current trends; 1.2: Career paths and opportunities; 1.3: Professional and ethical workplace behaviors; 2.0: Business Essentials; 2.1: Business Structures; 2.2: Economic Impact; 2.3: Human Resources; 2.4: Sales and Marketing and accounting controls and concepts; 2.5: Safety and security; 2.6: Legal and ethical considerations

The presentation will briefly present a small cross-section of in-class activities and strategies that have been developed to teach some fundamental social science concepts to students in introductory US politics courses. The audience will be encouraged to actively engage in these activities to explore for instance why we have the impression of an imperial presidency, why there is so much money in politics, why we talk about “too” much feds’ power and a “do-nothing” Congress as well as why it is so difficult to extend civil rights.

Keywords: American Government, Presidency, Congress, Civil Rights, Logic, Critical Thinking, Campaigning & Money in Politics

Standards: Social Studies: Goal 4.2., Goal 4.4. and Goal 4.5

The presentation will focus on a small cross-section of in-class activities and strategies that have been developed to teach some fundamental concepts to students in introductory geography and social science courses. The audience will be encouraged to actively engage in these activities to reflect on the importance of geography on national security, to business relations and to a better understanding of cultural diversity through the exploration of distance decay, mental maps, cultural influences on the awareness of spatial relations, and the critical analysis of maps and texts.

Keywords: Geography, Global Perspectives, Interdependence, Diversity, Spatial Relations, Critical Thinking, Distance Decay, Mental Maps, National Security

Standards: Social Studies: Goal 2.1., Goal 2.2., Goal 2.4., Goal 2.5., Goal 5.1

Fear that American news organizations are systematically and deliberately misleading the public has recently reached its crescendo with the incumbent U.S. president not only regularly calling news coverage “fake news”, but going so far as labeling the mainstream media as the “enemy of the people”. This presentation takes a closer look - through in-class activities and lecture material - at the three major categories of media biases: affective, informational, and partisan. Students will be encouraged to reflect on why affective and information biases are much more ubiquitous than the commonly discussed partisan biases.

Keywords: Media, Media literacy, News, Critical Thinking, American Government, Fourth Branch, Biases, Media Ownership

Standards: Social Studies: Goal 3.2, Goal 4.1, Goal 4.2., Goal 4.4., Goal 4.5

Introduction to Legal Careers

Keywords: Law, legal careers, paralegal, legal practice assistant, court clerk, judicial assistant, legal researcher, contract specialist, title and abstract examiner, claims adjuster, court assistance officer, limited practice officer

Standards: Idaho CTE Standards, Administrative Services, Content Standards 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 6.7.1, and 6.7.2; CCTC (Common Career Technical Core Standards) Legal Services Pathway (LW-LEG) Standards 1-8; and Idaho Content Standards, Social Studies, Goal 4.3

Can you answer these questions about your own health: What medical conditions do I have? How do I fill a prescription? Who is my insurance carrier? What is family medical history? What are my allergies and what is the reactions? Just to name a few.

Standards: Health Education 1.1.1 to 1.1.7; 7.1.1 to 7.1.4; 6.1.1 & 6.1.2

A course designed to explain electrical energy. Focus is on how electrical energy is converted to other energy forms for use in household appliances. For example, electrical energy may be converted to magnetism (induction loads) or heat (resistive loads). Students will discover how electricity influences their daily lives.

Standards: Idaho Content Standards in Science: PSP2-HS and PSC3-HS/ ICTE Electrical Year I Content Standard 2.0/ ICTE HVAC Year 2 Content Standard 3.0/ ICTE Industrial Mechanics Content Standard 6.0/ ICTE Electronics Technology Content Standard 2.0

With the trade policies of the current administration bringing international relations to the forefront of debate, this presentation aims to use economic theory to analyze exchange practices among nations. With the help of a simple simulation, students will become familiar with economic concepts such as absolute advantage, comparative advantage, efficiency, equity, and specialization, among others.

Keywords: Economics, trade, comparative advantage, absolute advantage, efficiency, equity, international relations

Standards: Social Studies/ Economics