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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Creating Global Citizens through Current Events and Civil Discourse

Students engage in a literacy focused investigation by analyzing current civic, political, and economic issues to effectively participate in civil discourse and global citizenship.

Celebrating Newspapers in the Classroom: Engaging Students through Chronicling America

What really happened? Whose point of view? How did people react? Why? Experience and celebrate how historical events chronicled in newspapers can create excitement, engagement, and curiosity within your students.

Nurturing the American Dialogue: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Join panelists to problem-solve through simulations of the events leading to the American Revolution. Embrace the story of America and connect issues from the past to the present.

Using iPads to Enhance Content Knowledge: A Teacher's Guide

Explore how to use iPads to create and implement lessons that enhance students' content knowledge. World and U.S. history lessons included. Resource materials will be disseminated.

Using GIS to Promote Geo-Historical Inquiry in the History Classroom

Learn how to transform your instruction by using GIS to question, analyze, and visualize geographic connections interactively in the history classroom. Free maps, software, lesson plans, and tips/tricks will be shared.

An Argument for Freedom--For a Girl and her Country

Pair historical fiction, "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson, with primary and secondary sources to help deepen understanding of the Revolutionary time period and produce an alternative research paper.

Seeking Truth: Deconstructing Nazi Propaganda

Examining resources from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, this workshop uses historical literacy, inquiry and discussion models to explore how propaganda influenced social responsibility during the Holocaust.

Putting Values Into Action -- Raising Concerned, Informed, Participative Citizens

This session will examine how primary school students in Singapore apply the skills of moral reasoning, responsible decision-making, perspective-taking and reflection in learning to serve their community.

Today's News, Tomorrow's History

Students have difficulty connecting history to what's happening in the world and their lives today. We'll show how to connect global news events to historical events and civilizations.

iSTEM: Leveraging GIS to integrate STEM in the Social Studies

Discover how to merge STEM with the social sciences! Hook your students with geospatial technologies (GIS) and enhance traditional instruction. Topics include: crowdsourcing information, story maps, and ready-to-go lessons.


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