Middle Level-Jr. High School
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"Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA, @TeachTCI"
"When they shop, eat, or speak, your students are affecting their communities, consciously or not. Teach civics as a mindset, developing your students into deliberate citizens of a connected world."
"Kim Machnik, Heifer International, Rutland, MA, @heifer"
"There is more in your textbook than you may know...With limited resources, you can effectively teach and ultimately master Common Core's Literacy and Writing standards for social studies."
"William Ryan, Newtown Middle School, Newtown, CT"
Have you ever turned your class into a museum? Learn a process museums use to create hands-on exhibits and apply it to your projects through the inquiry process.
"Lynne Zalesak, Jackson Middle School, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX"
Explore National Geographic's 3D interactive‚ÄîThe Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom‚Äîfrom the perspective of an escaping slave. Students analyze information and make decisions as they encounter historical figures and primary sources.
"Elaine Larson, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC"
Comparing the Declaration of Independence to documents that echo its core principles illustrates how citizens have employed these principles to forge new frontiers in individual and human rights.
"Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; Kelly Govain, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA"
Every generation of citizens determines how best to balance our shared democratic values. An examination of events in American history illustrates how our value positions change according to differing circumstances.
"Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA"
"This session is aimed at empowering middle and secondary history teachers to integrate written, visual, and aural primary sources taken from the Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources website."
"James Schul, Winona State University, Winona, MN"
National parks are national treasures but many teachers are unaware of the educational benefits; explore how you can use the National Park Service as an extended classroom.
"Kimble Talley, National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV"
Middle school students face complex textbook reading as they explore history and its ramifications. This poster presentation shares research on best practices for enhancing comprehension of history textbook readings.
"Lisa Crayton, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL"