Middle Level-Jr. High School
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
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
Need some ideas and tools to connect Current Events, Geography, History and Language Arts? Then join this captivating and inspiring presentation using innovative Web 2.0 tools.
Ron Peck, Three Rivers School District, Grants Pass, OR; Rachele Lamoureux, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND
This session utilizes decision-making curriculum to promote an understanding of historical significance. Students will actively research controversial questions and discuss solutions that mimic democratic participation and historical inquiry.
Star Nance, Little Axe Public Schools, Norman, OK
Let's play video games to learn about our government and become active citizens! In this interactive presentation participants will learn how to develop community partnerships through free on-line gaming.
Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Karen McDonald, Waco Independent School District, Waco, TX; Berkley Scroggins, Baylor Law School, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Care to turn the "So what?" student opinion to history on its head? This session offers strategies and resources to make ancient history an investigative, "Now what?" search for answers.
Sarah Lockenvitz, Washington Middle School, Seattle, WA
Explore the Civil War through the lens of journalism and reporters. Examine Civil War-era technology: photography, the telegraph and battlefield maps, and the ethical issues they raised through hands-on activities.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Elizabeth Bowers, Arcola Elementary School, Aldie, VA
How do archaeologists and historians investigate the past? Step into the roles of these professionals to authentically analyze and evaluate 18th-century evidence to bring the past to life.
Tab Broyles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; Jenny Pierce, Oak Hills Elementary School, Beaverton, OR