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Middle Level-Jr. High School

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.

Mapping Stories with Story Maps

Explore how dynamic and customizable story maps incorporating multimedia can easily be created and shared online to analyze patterns and relationships from local to global scales.

Stories from the Bamboo Groves: Vietnam in Children's Literature

Discover children's literature and resources set in Vietnam to support global citizenship, increase social responsibility, and support the C3 Framework. Presenters will share practical activities, lessons and handouts.

The Secret History of History

The International Spy Museum shares innovative strategies to bring students into the secret world of espionage and intelligence, ultimately enhancing understanding of the global and timeless role of intelligence.

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.

Let's Put Our Heads Together: Medieval Muslim-Christian-Jewish Exchanges

Most great medieval advancements came from an exchange of ideas across cultures and confessions. Islamic Spain and medieval Baghdad serve as the focus for this talk and the accompanying lesson.

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 and more. Leave with geo-literacy activities you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

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.

Using Games to Teach Global Interconnectedness

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

Collaborating with Tribal Elders for Sustainability Study

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

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