Middle Level-Jr. High School
Classroom Web 2.0 tools can bring social studies concepts and processes alive for students. See how to support students as information producers with Web 2.0 tools! Bring your laptop!
Eric LeMoine, Kinnaman School, Beaverton, OR
It is important for social studies teachers to incorporate literacy strategies to increase comprehension and promote concept retention. Literacy strategies help students become engaged and increase enjoyment of social studies.
Regina Rees, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH; Mary Lou DiPillo, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
This session explores how teachers partner history, literacy, and literature to help students wrestle with complexities of racism and injustice through a Storypath unit tied to the events and issues of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Tracey Drum, Bow Lake Elementary School, Seattle, WA; Janine King, Whitman Middle School, Seattle, WA
Learn to use Photo Story to create dynamic timelines using a single classroom computer. The finished product features student artwork and voiceovers. Participants receive handouts and a CD of materials.
Kevin Tierney, Rolling Hills Middle School, El Dorado Hills, CA
The past can be tough to relate to, but projects like PolarTREC- bringing teachers out in the field to share real science with students online- make it a lot easier!
Wendy Gorton, PolarTREC, Fairbanks, AK
Learn how students can share their research about historical characters, world religions, and ancient cities through exchanging letters, art and artifacts in order to understand the global exchange of ideas.
Rebecca Kaye Smith , City and Country School, New York, NY; Jessica Vander Salm, City and Country School, New York, NY
Come to this session to listen to authors Helen Wilbur and Katherine Schlick Noe talk about their work and how it relates to social studies.
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
Explore Asia through its performing arts and receive the featured curriculum unit, "Performing Arts of Asia," published by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies.
Mary Cingcade, East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Tikka Sears, Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The proliferation of mobile technologies has incited a new ecology of teaching and learning in the social studies. Presenters will explore applications of mobile devices to facilitate student engagement.
Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Teresa Bergstrom, Dunedin Highland Middle School Center for Gifted Studies, Dunedin, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph O'Brien, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA; Justin Reich, Harvard Graduate School of Educa
Images can reveal faraway places and unimaginable truths -- but they also have the power to mislead and misrepresent. Integrate media effectively with FREE NG Education resources and strategies.
Patricia Norris, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC; Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Education, Washington, DC