Middle Level-Jr. High School
Explore ideas that help students make connections and deepen their understanding of history. This interactive session is filled with hands-on strategies; primary sources, puzzles, literature, games and music. CD provided.
Roxanne Edgerton, Chesapeake Public Schools, Chesapeake, VA; Keri Lambert, Harrison County Public Schools, Clarksburg, WV
Learn how to use Sticky Notes to receive instant feedback from students, teach analysis sills while reading text and primary source documents, and as a pre-writing tool.
Kasey Hill, Cabot Freshman Academy, Cabot, AR
Educators will gain valuable tools and examples to best help facilitate service learning in their classroom and schools.
Madeline Lohman, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN, @The_Advocates; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN, @The_Advocates
Common Core State Standards caused states to redesign social studies content standards. Session presents how teachers at a middle school used structured unit sequencing frameworks to meet these new demands.
Allen Guidry, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Taylor Moore, Greene County Middle School, Snow Hill, NC; Thomas Loftin, Greene County Middle School, Snow Hill, NC; Chris Lane, Greene County Middle School, Snow Hill, NC
The Teaching English in Poland Program offers American teachers and college students a unique summer opportunity to foster global connections, build intercultural competence, and experience Poland.
Teresa G. Wojcik, Villanova University, Villanova, PA; Mary Kay Pieski, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Primary Sources offer a sophisticated, yet approachable, way to build enduring understandings and teach 21st century skills. Learn multiple ways to teach vocabulary and reading comprehension with ‚ÄúDirty‚Äù resources!
Jessica Flock, The Peoples Project, Laramie, WY
Use engaging hands-on language arts activities developed from fiction and nonfiction texts to teach social studies as an inclusive content-rich discipline that strengthens reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Judith Lowery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Make history come alive for your students as they complete inquiry based historical projects and assume the persona of the historical figure they are researching and presenting to their classmates.
Amy Rogers, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Teachers will be able to help students take informed action based on their critiques of bias and misrepresentations within Native American texts as they also engage in 21st Century Skills.
David LaVere, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Bea Bailey, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Using NCSS Notable Trade Books to teach the civil rights movement provides rich opportunities to address the 4C‚Äôs of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaborating, and Communicating. Learn how! Materials Included.
Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA