Middle Level-Jr. High School
Want to incorporate inquiry lessons in your social studies classroom? Experience history as mystery strategies in action. Examine clues, make hypotheses, and learn to help your students think like historians.
History must become more than dead people and dates for children to grasp the importance of learning the past. This session will explore using experiential education to teach historical empathy.
Students discover their inner historians while exploring this fascinating cold-case mystery. Learn how extensive online resources (primary sources, Webquests, lessons and teachers' guide) develop historical inquiry and critical thinking skills.
Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in C3 and CORE ELA standards, and are applicable in world history instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them.
Equipping youth for a lifetime of critical reading epitomizes socially responsible teaching. This session shows how to present close reading during historical inquiries so youth develop lifelong critical reading habits.
Five NEW tools developed by four state Geographic Alliances are an AMAZING way to build more geography into your social studies course when analyzing primary sources.
Engagement involves connecting content knowledge to students' lives. Problematic in social studies, this can misconstrue views of the past. Close reading assists students with properly aligning connections and analyzing information.
Questions are integral to the C3 Framework and democracies rely on an inquisitive citizenry. Join us to learn three moves that have shifted students from answerers to questioners.
This interactive session demonstrates how 3-D graphic organizers reach all student levels. Construct a sample notebook while learning ideas and techniques to present Civics to your visual and kinesthetic learners.
This presentation offers teaching strategies for promoting inquiry and engaging students in critical and creative thinking through the integration of art and social studies content. Teacher resources will be shared.