Middle Level-Jr. High School
Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY
The injustice and oppression of apartheid in South Africa left people of color with limited opportunities. Political pressure, access to education, and increasing opportunities have created an impetus for change.
Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR
This interactive session engages participants in discussing how to use literature in teaching about world cultures and global issues. Notable Social Studies Trade Books (2004 - 20011) will be discussed.
Sung Choon Park, Seoul National University, Seoul,
The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.
Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Michael Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Gary Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Lance McConkey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Culture reflects environment. China's cultural groups are discovered through students examining language, geographic location, economics, and customs to synthesize information in the creation of a three-dimensional museum exhibit.
Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR; Michael Becker, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR
Visual literacy strategies and classroom-ready lessons to build student content mastery and skills in US History for all learners. A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project.
Mark Newman, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL; Kathleen Sheridan, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
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