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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Poster Session-“Why Can’t We Do Something?” Exploring How Nations Resolve Disputes

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.

Poster Session-Analyze That!: Social Studies Literacies for 21st-Century Citizens

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.

Poster Session-Down. Set. Hut! Using History Huddles for Content Reading/Writing

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.

Poster Session-War News From Mexico: Integrating CCSS, Art, and Historical Empathy

Find a new and engaging way to integrate the CCSS ELA Standards into your class through the use of art and historical empathy. Lessons provided.

Poster Session-Using Historical Monuments to Examine Important Social Issues

This session examines how to dynamically engage students in inquiry and critical thinking activities about important social issues using U.S. monuments. Handouts of resources and materials will be provided.

Poster Session-Beyond Words: Extending the Model United Nations Simulation into the Real World

Capitalize on Common Core Standards and leverage the learning potential of Model United Nations research through a student-created multiple-media campaign for real-life issues.

Poster Session-War College of the French and Indian War!

In this innovative unit students become cadets in a fictional military college dedicated to experiencing the importance of the French and Indian War in American History.

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.


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