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Middle Level-Jr. High School

A Coherent Curriculum for the Teaching of Comparative World History

Details of a collaborative project to develop and implement a more globalized world history curriculum for middle and high school, guided by the Alliance for Learning in World History.

Finding and Filling Gaps in Trade Books with Primary Sources

Using common themes and diverse literature, learn about historical misrepresentations discovered within trade books and ideas for locating and modifying primary sources to fill content gaps and meet rigorous standards.

The Portrayal of Immigrants in American Youth Fiction (1880-present)

The presentation will discuss how immigrants were portrayed in books written during peak U.S. immigration eras, analyze the portrayals, and examine how these representations may affect students and social studies.

Collaborating with Tribal Elders to Study Sustainability

This session describes collaborative efforts between a Palouse tribal elder, social studies teacher, English teacher, and librarian to promote place-based sustainability study.

Civics Engagement

Teachers will be given a variety of lessons/activities that make civics and economics content relevant and engaging for middle and high school students while integrating 21st century skills.

Using Games to Teach Global Interconnectedness

The presenter created a unit about the Columbian Exchange. Students designed a trading card game of ancient cultures, and played SimCityEDU and Pandemic, a cooperative board game about modern global outbreaks.

Web 2.0 Tools and More to Invigorate your Geo-Literacy Classroom

Reading, writing and geography? Discover strategies to motivate students using novels, Web 2.0 tools and more. Leave with geo-literacy activities you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

Red Carpet Oscars for Student-Made Human Rights Documentaries

A Night at the Oscars! Students create mini-documentaries on human rights using primary sources and technology. Tips for hosting your very own Oscars presentation ceremony.

Teach for Tomorrow: Global Citizenship and the Millennium Development Goals

Achieving the U.N. Millennium Development Goals requires a future-oriented approach to global citizenship education. Create try tomorrows and enduring questions that challenge students to think critically and act responsibly.

Students in the Middle ... of History!

Beyond the textbook, the lecture, and the mundane is the student centered classroom--the best way to ensure engagement, development of historical skills, and learning in the history classroom.


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