Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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A Teacher's Hands-On Guide to the European Union


Prepare K-12 students to become global citizens by discovering the EU! This session will provide free teaching resources, including ready-to-go lesson plans and games, helping integrate technology into the classroom.

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

Anna Brigevich, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Room: 
206
session id: 
409
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Local Level Archeology: How to Start Your Own "Dig"


Working with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, this session provides a practical story as to how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum.

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

Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Michael Gray, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA

Room: 
310
session id: 
419
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Dynamic Strategies for Teaching Visual Literacy in the Digital Age


This dynamic session will examine unique ways for teachers to address visual literacy needs using digital resources. Handouts will be provided to all participants.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Stewart Waters, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Rebecca Roberts, Morristown High School, Morristown, TN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
284
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From Early Man to Adam Smith: Economics Explains World History!


Session describes active-learning lessons that show how middle school students can use economics to better understand societies throughout world history. Many lessons are adaptable to high school use.

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

John LeFeber, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY

Room: 
2B
session id: 
442
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Geography Matters: Classroom Explorations of Global Interdependence


Explore relevant global connections in this interactive session. Learn engaging strategies, including examples from National Geographic's GEO program, which help students understand migration, energy geo-politics, and aspects of globalization.

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

Mark Bockenhauer, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; Janet Smith, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
899
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Youths' Notions of Citizenship through Slam Poetry and Visual Literacy


This presentation reviews a social studies project in which students were called to create slam poems and images to address the question "What does it mean to be a 'citizen?'"

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

Nicholas Calamito, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA; Anthony Pellegrino, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Kristien Zenkov, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
34
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