Global Connections

The Secret History of U.S. Relations with Latin America


Explore the story you don't know. Join the Department of State for an eye-opening journey into our relations with Latin America. This session will change your perspective and your mind!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Lynne Wagner, Cranston East High School, Cranston, RI; Susan Holly, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC

Room: 
212
session id: 
435
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Current Events in the Digital Classroom: Teaching Beyond the Whiteboard


Learn to use digital technology and social media to get your students excited about global news and extend your civics curriculum while helping students avoid the pitfalls of the Web.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Veronica Majerol, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
453
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U.S. Foreign Policy & Global Issues: Student-to-Student Deliberation Format


Encourage students to think critically, voice views productively and weigh U.S. foreign policy and global issues from multiple perspectives. Participants will practice strategies and discuss classroom applications. Handouts.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Deb Hutton, Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Kevin Zupin, Winamac Community High School, Winamac, IN

Room: 
308
session id: 
280
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Representing Knowledge: Children Use Web 2.0 in an Inquiry Unit


Children engaged in an inquiry-based environmental education unit and used Web 2.0 tools to represent knowledge and to construct it. Work samples demonstrating digital literacy integration will be shared.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Nancy Luke, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC; Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
942
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The Field Studied from Birth: Social Studies for Early Childhood


Meeting social studies standards in early childhood is a reqirement of NAEYC. Participate in three activites that meet the standards and spiral to the higher grades.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Joan Silver, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY; Lynne Stucchio, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY

Room: 
204
session id: 
799
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Enlivening Student Literacy with Historical Fiction in the Digital Age


Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Brent Heath , De Anza Middle School, Ontario, CA

Room: 
303
session id: 
713
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Creative Connections: Exploring Global Issues through Art


Enhance students' understanding of complex global issues through integrated visual arts. This presentation offers classroom based art activities exploring environmental issues, trade, quality of life, resources and other global concerns.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Peter Moran, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Kim Miller, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Room: 
304
session id: 
468
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Report from Japan's Post 3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster


A scholar from Sendai shares his experience with the natural disaster and on-going recovery effort. The session explores the avenues for national/international civic engagements for youth in post 3.11 Japan.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA; Jin'ichiro Saito, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
938
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Beyond Just War and Pacifism: A Window to Peace


Learn strategies to help students think critically about when or if war is justified. Lesson plans provided to promote critical thinking about major conflicts in the world today.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
776
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Social Networking in Social Studies for a Global Perspective


The authors reflect on this use of social networking in the social studies classroom, and the potential opportunities and challenges in using it to foster global citizenship.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA

Room: 
310
session id: 
323
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