Middle Level-Jr. High School
Pre-service and current elementary school teachers in a graduate social studies course utilized digital storytelling to document and accurately portray the first-person narratives of international students from multiple countries.
Gilbert Duenas, Ph.D., Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL; Sandra Vigilant, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL
The popular series of books (and first movie) will be examined for ways that they can be used to teach and engage students in social studies concepts, strategies, and topics.
J.D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Project-based learning unites with Social Studies in this intriguing web-based inquiry as students communicate and compete with players from around the world in the global Landmark Games.
Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Develop student global citizenship by linking the landscapes, peoples and cultures of two iconic mountains of the Pacific.Gain exciting, cross curriculum activities focused on Mt. Fuji and Mt. Rainier.
Peter Conrick, Kamiakin Jr. High School (until June). Redmond High School after June 30th, Redmond, WA; Don Borst, Sequoya Middle School, Auburn, WA
Examine historical sites in Turkey to teach timelines in this lesson-to-go. Students will be introduced to major civilizations and come to understand the importance of location.
Patricia Cooksey, Stevenson Middle School, Houston, TX
Combine literature and history to understand and compare Canadian and American western experiences. Same or different? Explore literature of Natives, immigrants, miners, and farmers through all genres. Materials provided.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield QC High School, Beaconsfield, QC
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.
Carol McClain, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC; Cheryl Lane, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
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.
Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
The presentation will focus on Ann Bausum's Freedom Riders and how to incorporate issues of social justice in the classroom.
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
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.
Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline, IL