Middle Level-Jr. High School
It's 1492. What would Columbus tweet (WWCT)? What would the Arawak tweet? It's now 1516. Genocide is in full effect. What would Bartolom de Las Casas tweet?
Dan Otter, Bosque School and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Learn about new educational programs at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House and explore new resources for teachers and students.
Courtney Speaker, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC; Katie Munn, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC
Participants will learn two effective strategies focusing on one essential question: Did the South have right to secede? Strategies that are used separately are combined to facilitate a group activity.
David Phillips, South Pittsburg Academy, South Pittsburg, TN; Daniel Hale, Whitwell Middle School, Whitwell, TN
Specific interactive instructional strategies and activities utilized at the beginning of a curricular unit to reinforce content utilizing social studies vocabulary.
Lisa-Renee Gilford, Challenge Charter Academy, Covington, GA
Pre-service and current elementary school teachers in a graduate social studies course utilized digital storytelling to document and accurately portray the first-person narratives of international students from multiple countries.
Gilbert Duenas, Ph.D., Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL; Sandra Vigilant, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
The popular series of books (and first movie) will be examined for ways that they can be used to teach and engage students in social studies concepts, strategies, and topics.
J.D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Project-based learning unites with Social Studies in this intriguing web-based inquiry as students communicate and compete with players from around the world in the global Landmark Games.
Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Develop student global citizenship by linking the landscapes, peoples and cultures of two iconic mountains of the Pacific.Gain exciting, cross curriculum activities focused on Mt. Fuji and Mt. Rainier.
Peter Conrick, Kamiakin Jr. High School (until June). Redmond High School after June 30th, Redmond, WA; Don Borst, Sequoya Middle School, Auburn, WA
Examine historical sites in Turkey to teach timelines in this lesson-to-go. Students will be introduced to major civilizations and come to understand the importance of location.
Patricia Cooksey, Stevenson Middle School, Houston, TX
Combine literature and history to understand and compare Canadian and American western experiences. Same or different? Explore literature of Natives, immigrants, miners, and farmers through all genres. Materials provided.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield QC High School, Beaconsfield, QC