Middle Level-Jr. High School

Using Digital Media: Content in Your Classroom in Just Seconds!


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY

Room: 
205
session id: 
395
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World of Change: Journey to Joburg, a South African Story


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR

Room: 
211
session id: 
188
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Teaching about Global Interconnectedness and Interdependence by Using Literature


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Sung Choon Park, Seoul National University, Seoul,

Room: 
310
session id: 
562
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Social Studies to Infinity and Beyond


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
607
session id: 
83
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China's Minority Cultures Reflect Their Regional Environment


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.

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

Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR; Michael Becker, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

Room: 
3A
session id: 
1008
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Visual Literacy: Making Visual Primary Sources Worth 1,000 Words


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.

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

Mark Newman, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL; Kathleen Sheridan, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
606
session id: 
548
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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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