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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Poster Session-Examining the Egyptian Arab Spring through Hip-Hop

Transcend traditional media in your current issues class! This poster highlights the use of hip hop and popular Egyptian music to explore Arab Spring and current issues in Egypt.

Poster Session-Go Global: Making Maps that Reflect the Interconnected World

Using an online interactive atlas, students can create maps that teach challenging global concepts; topics range from embargoed countries to the relationship between GDP and life expectancy in African countries.

Poster Session-Theoretical Cognitive Principles Applied in the Social Studies Classroom

We demonstrate how cognitive principles influence a learner’s critical and reflective thinking to acquire knowledge during social studies classroom activities. Specify a hands-on activity and document analysis.

Poster Session-Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural Understanding

The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.

Poster Session-Clozing the Gap with Common Core and U.S. History

Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.

Poster Session-Questioning Stategies for American History and Meeting the Common Core

Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts

Poster Session-Mapping Movement: Digitizing Refugee Conflicts to Enhance Global Understanding

Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.

Poster Session-Learning Global Competencies: A "Teachers for Global Classroom Teacher" (IREX)

Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.

Poster Session-Climbing the Family Tree to Historical Thinking

Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.

NCSS Notable Trade Books Committee Author Talk

Have a conversation with Notables Booklist authors Cynthia Grady, Sheri Sinykin, and the Pinkneys. Each will talk about their work, how it relates to social studies, and answer questions.


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