Middle Level-Jr. High School

Reporting the Civil War


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Elizabeth Bowers, Arcola Elementary School, Aldie, VA

Room: 
605
session id: 
394
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Going Local: Creating Historical Inquiries Around the Places We Live


A "Teaching with Primary Sources" project, presenters worked with ten teachers (grades 3-8) to create inquiry kits with an eye toward local historical settings. Experiences, methodologies, and products are shared.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Charles Elfer, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA; Josh Pfiester, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
257
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Teaching with Documents and Works of Art: An Integrated Approach


Participate in activities pairing artwork from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and documents from the National Archives for exciting strategies for teaching about the U.S. Constitution.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Elizabeth K. Eder, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; LeeAnn Potter, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC; Michael Hussey, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
337
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Questions: A Window to the World of Historical Thinking


Have you ever had trouble finding a question that promotes historical thinking? This session explores four different formats of questions, varying in complexity, that drive engaging historical thinking lessons.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
360
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Global Classroom Connections: From Bold Goals to Nuts and Bolts


Are you ready to get students communicating with peers across the globe? A panel of experienced teachers and a handy packet will help you select a project and get started.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Laura Adriance, World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA

Room: 
214
session id: 
381
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Teaching 21st Century Literacy Skills with Civil Discourse Strategies


This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
3B
session id: 
359
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"Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State" Web-Based Curriculum


"Since Time Immemorial" is a new web-based, classroom ready curriculum designed to infuse accurate/current/reliable information about Native Americans both in Washington State and across the U.S. into classrooms.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Shana Brown, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA; Jerry Price, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Mark Bowden, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Sandra Gordon, Yelm Community Schools, Yelm, WA; Nemah Choubaquak, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, WA

Room: 
211
session id: 
761
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Making Social Studies Accessible to English Learners


English learners have double the work to master content. This session emphasizes strategies to develop academic content vocabulary, increase comprehension, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Jennifer Boyle, Benchmark Education, Pelham, NY

Room: 
606
session id: 
1051
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Physical Geography and Country Borders--Cooperation or Conflict?


Use maps to investigate the relationship between physical geographical features and country borders in Europe, and how it can lead to cooperation, or conflict. All materials available free at NatGeoEd.org.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Michal LeVasseur, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
206
session id: 
748
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Water Education as an Integrated Theme in Dutch Education


Water, a multi-dimensional theme that offers inspiring opportunies for integrated social studies lessons. In the Netherlands, such a curriculum is developed and is now adopted by school.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Jeroen Bron, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede, ; Eddy Van Vliet, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede,

Room: 
203
session id: 
393
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