Middle Level-Jr. High School
K-12 educators are invited to preview NMAI’s “Essential Understandings about American Indians.” Learn to use exciting American Indian content to address Common Core and other social studies standards.
Use social studies detective tools to uncover historical evidence found on envelopes containing stamps, postmarks, artwork, and other written documents: letters, speeches, diaries to hook students on history.
Easy to use teaching strategies for a progressive project-based learning model for middle schoolers where students collaborate to solve global issues like human rights, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.
Incorporate the use of music as a tool for teaching the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. Participants will listen to and analyze lyrics of "movement music."
This session will provide helpful guidelines for how teachers can approach the topic of religion in the public school classroom while remaining within the law and respecting students' rights.
Using the NYTimes Learning Network, you will examine interactive maps and primary sources to bring the immigrant experience to life. You can make your student a world citizen!
Sustain K-12 social studies classroom expectations with inductive and deductive reasoning that inspire students to explore concepts, identify details, generate possibilities, and view from multiple perspectives using 20 effective approaches.
War or “hug it out”: Learn how to integrate international conflict resolution into a history by engaging students in online diplomatic crises that are grounded in U.S. historical events.
Attendees will practice, and gain knowledge of, several effective literacy strategies that are used to encourage analysis of both traditional and 21st century texts in the era of Common Core.
This session utilizes history huddles to promote reading and writing in middle school geography. Students will actively engage in literacy using the effective instructional strategy of literature circles.