Middle Level-Jr. High School

Social Studies Model Curriculum


Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies.   --> read more »

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Room: 
121
session id: 
1030
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Giddy Up! Gettin' Up, Gettin' Movin' with Social Studies


2013 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Join this session to experience varied instructional strategies in a Westward Expansion lesson that will "git" your students moving and active. Challenge their critical thinking, interpret primary source documents and then let their creativity flow. A hands-on session!

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Rhonda Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI

Room: 
120
session id: 
1025
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iPads and Digital Competencies: Consume-Curate-Create-Connect


Bring your iPad and explore a Consume-Curate-Create-Connect integration spectrum that exploits the device's usefulness and potential in building essential global competencies. Learn and share innovative apps, practices, and examples.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
680
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Differentiated Instruction: A Gateway to Success with the Common Core


Wanted: Teachers desiring to effectively reach more students through Common Core! Experienced teachers present lessons, resources, strategies successfully used for students with widely differing skills, interests, readiness. Extensive resources/immediate use.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Susan Martin, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US; Susan Santoli, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
324
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Continuity and Change: The Mississippi River and Professional Development


Veteran teachers from the length of the Mississippi River will provide hands-on strategies and lesson plans for teaching about the peoples, places, economies, and environments along this historic river.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US; David Rutherford, University of Mississippi, University, MS, US; Jenny Shorten, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, TN, US; Jeffery Woodward, Melrose - Mindoro High School, Melrose, WI, US

Room: 
241
session id: 
423
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Mystic Rhythms: Bring Historic African Drumming to your Classroom


Participate in an African drum circle to learn how playing drums from Africa’s history improves student self-esteem, fosters relationships across grade levels and social circles, and generates excitement about school.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ray Kinzie, Hitch Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
274
session id: 
543
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Energize Me for the Common Core—Brain Breaks for Classrooms!


Explore multiple energizers that lift, soothe, build rapport, or just have fun! Leave this session with classroom activities that can be implemented tomorrow! Move from brain drain to brain gain!

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Craig Carson, Ozark R-VI Schools, Ozark, MO, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
964
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The Case of the Cyberbully: A Multimedia Mock Trial Experience


Learn to engage students in a civil mock trial on cyberbullying–either as jurors or participants, using a multimedia DVD curriculum.

Time: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Steven Bruehl, Chase Elementary School, Chicago, IL, US; Jessica Chethik, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
260
session id: 
323
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The Lessons of Vietnam and How to Teach It


A handful of Vietnam veterans and educators have developed one of the country’s most comprehensive courses on the Vietnam War. Learn how to integrate “The Lessons of Vietnam” into your school and community.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Bob Matthews, Joe Harsch, Bridge Back Foundation, Cary, NC; Bill Dixon, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Raleigh, NC

Room: 
121
session id: 
992
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Poster Session-"To Be in Tax or Not" Simulation Game


Simulation game that every class member can play together under teacher's instruction, all the while participants realize the value of solidarity, fairness, sharing, sense of community and so on.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Sang Hee Kim, In-heon Middle School, Seoul, Korea

Room: 
America's Ballroom Lobby
session id: 
689
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