This session will provide educators with ways to use current demographic trends to supplement their teaching of AP Human Geography. Instructional strategies will be provided for new and veteran teachers.
Nate Newhalfen, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, US; John Roncone, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, US
This session utilizes history huddles to promote reading and writing in middle school geography. Students will actively engage in literacy using the effective instructional strategy of literature circles.
Starlynn Nance, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, US
Poster Session-Balancing the Change in Education: Teaching Content through Skills-Enriched CurriculumSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:42pm
Educators must balance teaching historical content and skills assessed on standardized tests. Discover ways to integrate skills into lessons. All participants will receive Human Geography, World, and US History handouts.
Qiana Drye, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US; Gary Judson, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US; Frank Mirandola, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL, US
Using an online interactive atlas, students can create maps that teach challenging global concepts; topics range from embargoed countries to the relationship between GDP and life expectancy in African countries.
Molly Farrow, SAS Institute, Cary, NC, US
Learn how one district developed a fourth grade project to study the regions of the United States while simultaneously measuring our progress towards mastering Common Core literacy standards.
Matthew Mingle, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough, NJ, US
In this lesson, students use Google's Streetview project to learn about what factors create a "sense of place" in a secret agent-style game.
Spencer Abbe, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US
MapStory.org is a nonprofit platform to share knowledge through the lens of place and time. In this session, teachers will find, review and create MapStories that show change over time.
Jonathan Marino, MapStory, Alexandria, VA, US; Christopher Tucker, MapStory, Alexandria, VA, US
Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve problem solving & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics.
Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI, US; Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US
Authentic world literature will bring the themes of historical, human, physical, and environmental geographies to life for students. Stories will be provided and examples of hands-on activities will be demonstrated.
Pat Batteley, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US; Elizabeth Carpentiere, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US
Learn to use teleconferencing to communicate with students in other countries. Immigration comes alive as students share across the hemispheres. Review case studies and exchange experiences to contrast immigration challenges.
Liliana Monk, Walter Johnson High School/Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda, MD, US; Sharon Shelerud, Metcalf Junior High School, Burnsville, MN, US