Middle Level-Jr. High School
Led by a sixteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop will explore teaching and learning strategies that fully engage student learners and raise rigor in the inclusive classroom.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.
Adam Floyd, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Carl Boyton, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Graphic novels can be used effectively to meet the needs of diverse learners including English learners and students with special needs. Student-made graphic novels and rubrics will be shared.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Ruth Luevanos, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary instruction through a model unit: Three Civilizations Converging: Europe, Africa, and the Americas! Teacher-tested interdisciplinary strategies involving history, literacy, and visual arts will be modeled.
Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY
The injustice and oppression of apartheid in South Africa left people of color with limited opportunities. Political pressure, access to education, and increasing opportunities have created an impetus for change.
Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR
This interactive session engages participants in discussing how to use literature in teaching about world cultures and global issues. Notable Social Studies Trade Books (2004 - 20011) will be discussed.
Sung Choon Park, Seoul National University, Seoul,
The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.
Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Michael Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Gary Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Lance McConkey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Culture reflects environment. China's cultural groups are discovered through students examining language, geographic location, economics, and customs to synthesize information in the creation of a three-dimensional museum exhibit.
Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR; Michael Becker, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR
Visual literacy strategies and classroom-ready lessons to build student content mastery and skills in US History for all learners. A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project.
Mark Newman, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL; Kathleen Sheridan, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL