Middle Level-Jr. High School

Using Primary Sources and Emerging Technology to Promote Civic Engagement


The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US; Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
635
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Expanding Civic Learning – P21’s Framework for 21st Century Citizenship


Experts from Partnership for 21st Century Skills explore the four key areas of 21st century citizenship and share new resources produced in collaboration with leading civic learning groups.

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

Lizabeth Fogel, P21/The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, CA, US; Steve Paine, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Washigton, DC, US; Kathy Welling, EF, Cambridge, MA, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
960
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When “Why?” and “What If?” are the Right Answers


Give your students some direction towards effective searching. Tools from the Right Question Institute, librarians across the country, Common Sense Media, and Public Learning Media Laboratory will be shared.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Sara Armstrong, Sara Armstrong Consulting, Berkeley, CA, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
381
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JFK, Social Studies, and the Common Core


Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Clara Colbert, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY, US; John Kahlke, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY, US

Room: 
104
session id: 
984
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Making World History Concrete: Buildings as Windows into another Time


Virtual tours of Mesoamerican Middle Eastern pyramids? Architectural similarities of Imperial Palace and Versailles? Investigate using religious and political buildings as cultural and historical artifacts in middle school world history.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Charley Forsyth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Molly Fuller, USD 497: Lawrence-Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Lawrence, KS, US; Scott Peavey, USD 464: Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie, KS, US; Tom Resovich, Leavenworth School District, Leavenworth, KS, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
150
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1763: Revolutionary Gateway Year for Canada and the United States


North America witnessed major events 250 years ago: Britain took over New France, Pontiac rebelled, a line was drawn. Introduce these events through lessons, maps, primary and secondary resources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Dean June, Geneseo SUNY, Attica, NY, US; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield (QC) High School, Pincourt, PQ, CANADA; Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
454
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Susan B. Anthony’s Trial, Social Justice and Common Core Connections


Teachers will use primary sources from Susan B. Anthony’s trial for illegally voting in the 1872 presidential election to make Common Core connections and teach students to work for social justice.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Kenneth Anthony, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
900
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Responding to Tragedy: Social Studies Can Help!


Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, US; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
235
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Minecraft in Geography: Using a Virtual World to Understand Ours.


We examine how the popular game, Minecraft, can be used to teach core components of Geography to middle school students. Students develop civilizations, economies and survival tactics within the game.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Brent Bryant, Northern Potter County Schools, Ulysses, PA, US; Jonathan List, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
818
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Unleashing Your Inner Geographer: Explore and Create with National Geographic


New resources from National Geographic Education—including easy-to-use tools for creating map tours and current event connections—bring the interconnected world and its geographic systems to your fingertips.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
124
session id: 
785
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