Middle Level-Jr. High School
An interactive session will demonstrate ways to use technology in teaching Social Studies as interdisciplinary inquiry in a middle school classroom. Audience will receive lessons and access to online resources.
"Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, @heathworld1; Sandy Fitzgerald, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA; Nicolas Garcia, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA"
"An adaptable lesson, students research and work together to make comparisons between historic genocides with the goal of creating five laws/policies a society can use to prevent future genocides. "
"Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ"
"Learn about the trials, trade-offs and triumphs of the Technology Community‚Äôs efforts to use social media to cultivate inquiring minds. Leave with ideas, recommended apps, colleague contacts, and renewed hope."
"Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Shawn McCusker, William Friend High School, Palatine, IL; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Bobby Koeth, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA"
The VIEW approach uses visual images in inquiry to achieve all four dimensions of the C3 Framework and produce all forms of writing required by the Common Core ELA-Literacy Standards.
"David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; Stacy Skinner, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL"
"Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve inquiry & critical thinking skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics. "
"Paul Nagel, Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hil, LA; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI"
"This session presents the procedures, resources, and content needed for planning and implementing a mock Congress in the middle grades classroom by applying the Inquiry Arc of C3."
"Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY"
Engage students in active historical inquiry through investigations in their own backyards. Participate in hands-on lesson plans and strategies using local history as a vehicle for historical inquiry.
"Sarah Widincamp, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA"
"A school-wide Social Justice Fair is a unique opportunity to create meaningful, relevant engagement with this critical issue. Learn how to put one on at YOUR school!"
"Matthew Arnold, The Franciscan School, Raleigh, NC"
Promote civic competence within students by remapping curriculum to match the ten themes of social studies to ensure they are making informed and reasoned decisions in a democratic society.
"Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Jonathan Shultz, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Kyle Byler, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA"
"Utilizing the student-driven programs Project Citizen and Model United Nations, middle school scholars inspire, impact, and transform the world representing them by applying their social studies knowledge, skills, and concepts. "
"Steven Bilski, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Scarpello, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA"