Middle Level-Jr. High School

Climbing the Family Tree to Historical Thinking


Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.

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

Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
229
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Mapping Movement: Digitizing Refugee Conflicts to Enhance Global Understanding


Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.

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

Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
365
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Learning Global Competencies-A "Teachers for Global Classroom Teacher"(IREX)


Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.

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

Laura Ross, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
48
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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: 

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

Room: 
276
session id: 
150
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Susan B. Anthony’s Trial, Social Justice and Common Core Connections


Teachers will use primary sources from 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

Room: 
132
session id: 
900
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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: 

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

Room: 
124
session id: 
785
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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: 

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

Room: 
263
session id: 
818
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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 NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD

Room: 
103
session id: 
235
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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: 

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

Room: 
240
session id: 
454
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Using the built environment to "do history" locally and globally.


The session takes participants on a virtual field study designed for university preservice teachers, demonstrating how to create both local and global field studies for their students.

Presenters: 

Charles White, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

session id: 
47
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