Middle Level-Jr. High School
Using principles of the International Baccalaureat Programme for the Middle Years, lessons learned in ancient world history come to life in written expressions by those seemingly present to the events.
Maureen Carroll, Damien Johnson, Shaker Middle School, Shaker Heights, OH
Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.
Christian Cogdill, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN; Kat McRitchie, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN
Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts provided.
Vivian Bernstein, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA
Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural UnderstandingSubmitted by David Bailor on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:08pm
The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.
Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Students don't have any background knowledge? Learn how to use pictures and tableau's to help students develop poems that demonstrate their understanding of historical perspectives. Also addresses Common Core Standards!
Ruth Luevanos, Pacoima Middle School, Pacoima, CA; Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ; Pablo Ramirez, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Familiar formats like superheroes, trading cards and action figures engage and motivate students. These strategies immerse students in social studies via pop culture, and help build common core connections.
Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT
Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.
Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
We will explore the vocabulary demands of textbooks, engage participants in learning instructional strategies that increase students’ long-lasting understanding, and share our research that reveals students’ perceptions of vocabulary learning.
Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO
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.
Sara Armstrong, Sara Armstrong Consulting, Berkeley, CA
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.
Scott Waring, Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL