Middle Level-Jr. High School

Gullah or Geechee? A MLE Location-Based Project


Session describes a project for middle level students examining aspects of the Gullah-Geechee Heritage Corridor to develop civic agency and increase understanding of connections to community and region.

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

Carol McClain, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC; Cheryl Lane, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
683
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Going the Distance: Effects of Educational Travel on Student Learning


Each year school groups visit historic sites around the country. While some view these experiences as merely practice for future spring breaks, they actually support, deepen, and extend classroom learning.

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

Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
819
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Freedom Riders: National Geographic Journey into Social Justice through Imagery


The presentation will focus on Ann Bausum's Freedom Riders and how to incorporate issues of social justice in the classroom.

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

Deborah Wooten, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Ann Bausum, Janesville, WI; Jennifer Emmett, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
606
session id: 
67
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Engaging Global and Civic Ideals Classroom: Applying NCSS Standards


ENGAGING GLOBAL IDEAS & PRACTICES inspires Social Studies Teachers to "DIRECTLY CONNECT" school programs worldwide with multiple academic programs including Peace Corps, Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, et al.

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

Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL

Room: 
615
session id: 
744
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Walmart as a Window to Teach Global Interdependence


This presentation uses Walmart as a window to teach secondary level students global interdependence with cross-curricula learning stations and field-based projects. Audience participation is assured and hands-on activities are involved.

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

Han Liu, Department of Teacher Education, Shppensburg, PA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
907
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Home Grown Historical Fiction: Finding the Story in Local History


Built on the premise that the shortest distance between two people is a story, this presentation shows how to use the tools of a fiction writer to teach history.

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

Krista Russell, Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
205
session id: 
312
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Using Springsteen's Music To Discuss Immigration Issues


Bruce Springsteen's songs "Sinaloa Cowboys" and "The Line" can provide opportunities to discuss the pull and push factors related to immigration. Presenters will share middle-school students' responses to these songs.

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

Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Pablo Ramirez, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1015
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Literacy Strategies and Learning Practices in Middle School Geography Classrooms


Cause/effect,compare/contrast,and problem-solving skills are emphasized in core ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them in geography classrooms.

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

Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO

Room: 
2A
session id: 
60
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Civil Discouse IS Possible: Using Structured Academic Controversies


We bemoan our the state of our civic discourse. Structured Academic Controversies teach the skills of perspective taking and respectful disagreement. We need to practice/model these in social studies!

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

John Zola, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

Room: 
304
session id: 
172
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Writing to Learn about Personal Finance in the Urban Classroom


Fusing Financial Literacy and writing could be as challenging as balancing a checkbook. This ready-to-go literacy plan provides innovative strategies/resources that will allow students to become stronger readers and writers.

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

Jason Peinert, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD; Sarah Martin, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD; Amy Rosenkrans, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD

Room: 
620
session id: 
664
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