Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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R.A.F.T.ing the Mediterranean Sea with I.B. Oars


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.

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

Maureen Carroll, Damien Johnson, Shaker Middle School, Shaker Heights, OH

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
328
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Closing the Gap with Common Core and U.S. History


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.

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

Christian Cogdill, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN; Kat McRitchie, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
877
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Questioning Stategies for American History and Meeting the Common Core


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.

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

Vivian Bernstein, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
246
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Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural Understanding


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.

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

Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
359
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