Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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Exchanging Ideas - A Window for Engaging Social Studies


Looking for excellent ideas for American history, world history, and other social studies classes? Join us for an exchange of innovative instructional strategies, creative activities, engaging projects, and more!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Michael Matera, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Room: 
307
session id: 
825
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Meeting the Literacy Demands of the Twenty-First Century through Inquiry


The new Common Core Standards require that social studies classrooms take on a more dynamic role in literary instruction. This can be achieved through inquiry-based instruction in the middle grades.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

David Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA; Steven Bilski, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA; Molly Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA

Room: 
615
session id: 
234
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United States History Comes Alive through the Student Written Musical


Poster and video presentation of an integrated American History activity involving critical reading, research skills, writing, music and drama. The activity culminates with an original student written musical.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Lynn Granello, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX; LeAnne Wyatt, St. John's Episcopal School, Dallas, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
623
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Teaching the Civil War through American Art and Portraiture


Join museum educators from the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum as they model activities and strategies for using art to teach Civil War history.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Suzannah Niepold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Sally Otis, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Briana Zavadil White, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Room: 
606
session id: 
396
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