Middle Level-Jr. High School
Imagine students devouring history: reading documents, taking notes, intense huddled-discussions. Participants will create standard-aligned, hands-on lessons and leave with ancient artifact replicas and strategies to engage low socioeconomic students.
James Dewey, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Martell Beth, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Tony Dangerfield, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA
This session presents What Would George Washington Do? a game-based learning and online social media environment which teaches students digital literacy, higher-order thinking, and collaborative problem solving skills.
Sol Joye, Neil Armstrong Middle School, Forest Grove, OR
We will present a lesson for middle school world history to demonstrate instruction using multiple texts, cross text analysis, and the development of evidence-based claims by students.
Kimberly Hase Galek, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI; Amy Bloom, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI
Presents research from middle school classrooms where students experienced curriculum that challenged their stereotypes and introduced how cultural misconceptions have been used as a weapon against minoritized groups.
Grant Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Asma Khan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
This study introduces the social studies curricula recently revised in the United States and South Korea and compares them. The result reveals similarities and differences in both curricula.
Jungsoon Choi, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Seoul; Seung-Yun Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Explore NatGeo Education resources including low and high-tech mapping tools with thematic layers, drawing tools, and more. Teachers working in K-12 will find value in the presented materials.
Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Alison Michel, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
This session serves as a review NCSS Notable Trade Books, in which committee members present exemplars, as well as ideas for their use in the classroom. Ends with book raffle.
Gregory Imbur, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Doug Selwyn, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Teaching students at all levels that the rule of law is the basis for all democratic ideals will ensure equity, justice and opportunity for all citizens in diverse, multicultural societies.
H. Timothy Isaacs, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA; G. Michael Pace, Jr., Esq., The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA
Bring on the games! This session provides opportunities to engage students with interactive gaming environments as non-fiction text, providing rich possibilities for civic literacy in a no-cost format.
Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX
This presentation introduces a 6th grade curricular unit called One Hen to teach Economics with hands-on problem-based learning techniques to increase civic engagement.
Annie McMahon Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI