Middle Level-Jr. High School

Teaching Arab Culture through Film


This session will review the experience teaching Arab culture at a public high school in Portland, OR, discuss opportunities and challenges, offer best practices, and share curriculum and lesson plans.

Presenters: 

Elisheva Cohen, Portland State University, portland, Oregon

session id: 
37
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The Electoral Process: Image Making Meaning


Participants will be guided through 3 lesson plans integrating the electoral processes of Jordan, The United Arab Emirates, Israel and Iraq with representational art making for students ages 10-13.

Presenters: 

Lauren Walling, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York

session id: 
38
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Beyond the Media: How Communicating Across Cultures Challenged Students’ Stereotypes


This poster chronicles the experiences of a rural, American class trying to understand current events in the Arab world and how communicating across cultures challenged stereotypes fostered by media coverage.

Presenters: 

Jennice McCafferty-Wright, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

session id: 
30
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Islamophobia in the Western Media


We will compare and contrast the reporting of the watershed events such as 9/11, The Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria in western media with Al Jazeera's reporting.

Presenters: 

Jeffrey Nichols, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

session id: 
27
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How to Maintain Curriculum Currency in a Constantly Changing World?


Integrating traditional literature, social media, online collaborative and content-curating tools allows teachers to meet the challenges of currency and student engagement in examining today’s democracy movements in MENA.

Presenters: 

DENISE ALTOBELLO, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA; JENNY VELASQUEZ, TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, NEW ORLEANS, LA

session id: 
16
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The Rule of Law: Foundation for Democratic Citizenship


Teaching students that the rule of law is the foundation for all democratic ideals will ensure an engaged citizenry that values equity, social justice and opportunity for all people.

Presenters: 

H. Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia; G. Michael Pace, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, Virginia

session id: 
10
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Folktales using Binary Opposites and Holistic Perspectives to teach Democracy


Explore a method of using folktales from around the world to teach democracy by emphasizing binary opposites, holistic perspectives, and focusing on the characters and events of the story

Presenters: 

Renard Harris, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

session id: 
5
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Human Rights Education in the Middle School Classroom: What You Do Matters


What is at the heart of who we are as a society? Join this session and walk away with classroom-ready tools and activities to teach your students about historical and present day issues and the activists who made a difference. Technology and active learning to engage middle school students in human rights will be emphasized.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Joseph D. Karb, Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School, Springville, NY

Room: 
608
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Cultural Literacy--Getting to Know the Sikh Americans


Explore Sikh culture, traditions, identity, and faith with "Fun Facts"; "Did You Know"; and "Culture Quiz" segments that entertain and inform. This program will leave students engaged and enlightened.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Janice Singh, Kaur Foundation, Potomac, MD

Room: 
4C-3
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Engaging ELLs in Meaningful Social Studies and Literacy Learning


Using narrative, students participate in learning experiences from the viewpoint of a character to construct personal understandings about subject matter and apply literacy skills within a meaningful context. Curriculum provided.

Time: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presenters: 

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia

Room: 
615
session id: 
236
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