Middle Level-Jr. High School

Tweets from the "New" World


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?

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Dan Otter, Bosque School and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
587
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Exploring White House History in Your Classroom and Beyond


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Courtney Speaker, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC; Katie Munn, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
593
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Dynamic Duo: Two Grouping Strategies Combined into One Powerful Lesson


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

David Phillips, South Pittsburg Academy, South Pittsburg, TN; Daniel Hale, Whitwell Middle School, Whitwell, TN

Room: 
607
session id: 
999
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Impact of Pre-Teaching Vocabulary Instruction in Middle Grades Social Studies


Specific interactive instructional strategies and activities utilized at the beginning of a curricular unit to reinforce content utilizing social studies vocabulary.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Lisa-Renee Gilford, Challenge Charter Academy, Covington, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
112
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Valuing the Emerging Landscape of Cultural Diversity Via Digital Storytelling


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Gilbert Duenas, Ph.D., Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL; Sandra Vigilant, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL

Room: 
620
session id: 
203
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The Social Studies Games: Teaching The Hunger Games


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

J.D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Room: 
308
session id: 
1002
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Social Studies for Global Detectives: The Landmark Games


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
538
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The Sister Mountain Project: Comparing Mt. Rainier and Mt. Fuji


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Peter Conrick, Kamiakin Jr. High School (until June). Redmond High School after June 30th, Redmond, WA; Don Borst, Sequoya Middle School, Auburn, WA

Room: 
206
session id: 
297
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Coffee, Tea and Archeology! Turkey's Long and Rich History


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Patricia Cooksey, Stevenson Middle School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
910
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Experiencing the History of the North American West through Literature


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield QC High School, Beaconsfield, QC

Room: 
614
session id: 
301
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