Middle Level-Jr. High School

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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Paul Nagel, North American University, Houston, TX; Bruce Damasio, Towson University, Towson, MD

Room: 
312
session id: 
254
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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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
111
session id: 
239
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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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Sarah Widincamp, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
234
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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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
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!

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Matthew Arnold, The Franciscan School, Raleigh, NC

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

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
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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Assisting Struggling Readers: Using Informational Texts in Social Studies


Strategies for teaching informational text standards from the Common Core using Social Studies content will be presented. Strategies will include pre-reading activities, during-reading activities and the use of primary sources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, River Forest, IL; Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
201
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Mapping Your Historic Downtown Using ArcGIS Online


Time travel to explore past landscapes with ArcGIS Online! Using historic maps and photographs, attendees will recreate their historic downtown by constructing a place-based, geohistorical inquiry project using local data.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

Margaret S. Chernosky, Maine Geographic Alliance, Farmington, ME; Susan Lahti Lahti, Maine Geographic Alliance, Farmington, ME

Room: 
311
session id: 
200
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Taking the Classroom Home: Edmodo


Discover the wonders of Edmodo for your classroom. This fantastic (free) social media website will allow you to work both in and out of the classroom with your students!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Rob Waller, King Low Heywood Thomas, Stamford, CT, @MrWallerKLHT; Phil Cicciari, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY, @MrCFA

Room: 
203
session id: 
196
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Developing Inquiry Skills: Women of the Revolution


Bravery. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Women possessed all of these qualities. Explore the excitement and peril of women on both sides of the conflict who proved their mettle in America's Revolution.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Dale Van Eck, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Room: 
103
session id: 
187
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