Middle Level-Jr. High School

Protesting for Right – Implementing the Making a Change Module


The Newseum’s Making a Change module uses rare historical newspapers, videos, photographs and more to show how the First Amendment shaped the civil rights movement. Aligns with the C3 framework.

Presenters: 

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Shane Gower, Maranacook Community High School, Readfield, ME

Room: 
204
session id: 
285
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How to Prevent Genocides: Students Discover the Answers


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.

Presenters: 

Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ

Room: 
306
session id: 
273
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Social-Media as Inquiry Tool: Acting on NCSS's Technology Position Statement


Learn about the trials, trade-offs and triumphs of the Technology Community’s efforts to use social media to cultivate inquiring minds. Leave with ideas, recommended apps, colleague contacts, and renewed hope.

Presenters: 

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

Room: 
111
session id: 
266
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Introducing VIEW: Visuals + Inquiry + Evidence = Writing


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.

Presenters: 

David Nicholson, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; Stacy Skinner, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
111
session id: 
248
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Developing Inquiry in Geography, History, and Economics


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.

Presenters: 

Paul Nagel, Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hil, LA; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI

Room: 
312
session id: 
254
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Backyard History: Local History Projects as a Vehicle for Inquiry


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.

Presenters: 

Sarah Widincamp, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
234
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Simulating Legislative Processes Utilizing 21st Century Literacy and Inquiry Skills


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.

Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
111
session id: 
239
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Innovation Meets Conceptualization: Refocusing Your Curriculum with a NCSS Lens


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.

Presenters: 

Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Jonathan Shultz, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA; Kyle Byler, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
227
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Empowering Students: Project Citizen and Junior Model United Nations!


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.

Presenters: 

Steven Bilski, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Scarpello, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
228
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A Social Justice Fair: Learning and Positive Change in Action!


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!

Presenters: 

Matthew Arnold, The Franciscan School, Raleigh, NC

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
226
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