Middle Level-Jr. High School
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
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
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
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
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.
Jesse Orth, Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown, MD
Join a Teachers for Global Classrooms fellow to learn key elements of global education and how to make it possible in your classroom. Walk away with resources, ideas, and inspiration.
Wendy Harris, Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN
Engage students in authentic geographic/historical inquiries about Africa by mapping linguistic data to examine the Bantu migrations, spread of Islam, and Swahili coast/Indian Ocean trade, incorporating CCSS compatible nonfiction reading/writing.
Jim Hauf, Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO
Using the Common Core Standards, participants will explore specific strategies to enhance the reading skills of students with learning disabilities.
Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
Teachers can unleash student passion by introducing aim questions with rock songs and employing thinking like a historian questioning to evaluate sources to unlock the mystery of engaging aim questions.
Kevin Sheehan, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Playing, exploring, interacting are not just for the outdoors. Bring open-air love for learning through creating hypothesis and data collection. This session will immerse participants into an inquiry based classroom.
Ann Carlock, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NJ, @anncarlock