Middle Level-Jr. High School

Declaring Independence… Again & Again


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; Kelly Govain, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Room: 
305
session id: 
105
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The Will of the People: Balancing Competing Sets of Values


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
100
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Fostering Historical Thinking and Imagination through Primary Source Instruction


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

James Schul, Winona State University, Winona, MN

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
101
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Comprehension Literacy Strategies for Enhancing Middle School History Pedagogy


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Crayton, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
77
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America's Best Idea: Integrate National Park Service into Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Kimble Talley, National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
74
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Producing 21st Century Global Citizens…Sounds Great, Now What?


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Wendy Harris, Metro Deaf School, St. Paul, MN

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
65
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Using Linguistic Geography to Teach African History


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Jim Hauf, Berkeley Middle School, Berkeley, MO

Room: 
207
session id: 
52
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Common Core Reading Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities


Using the Common Core Standards, participants will explore specific strategies to enhance the reading skills of students with learning disabilities.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC

Room: 
305
session id: 
51
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Rock Music: The Common Core Gateway to Social Studies Inquiry


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Kevin Sheehan, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
36
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Question, Think, Experiment, Rethink: Inquiry Builds upon our Natural Curiosity


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Ann Carlock, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NJ, @anncarlock

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
21
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