Middle Level-Jr. High School

World News in 10 X 10 and a 160!


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Ron Peck, Three Rivers School District, Grants Pass, OR; Rachele Lamoureux, Minot Public School District, Minot, ND

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
878
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Abortion, the Death Penalty and Genocide: Controversial Public Issues


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Star Nance, Little Axe Public Schools, Norman, OK

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
141
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High Tech Community Partnerships: Transforming Students into Active Citizens


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
3B
session id: 
875
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A Modern-Day Student's Search in an Ancient Society


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.

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

Sarah Lockenvitz, Washington Middle School, Seattle, WA

Room: 
607
session id: 
984
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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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Archaeologists and Historians: Opening Windows to People of the Past


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.

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

Tab Broyles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; Jenny Pierce, Oak Hills Elementary School, Beaverton, OR

Room: 
203
session id: 
991
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Stranded Island Assignment: How Students Create and Maintain Societal Constructs


Students were asked to develop social constructs on a simulated stranded island. The students compared and contrasted historical events, and establish a personal connection to the past.

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

Juan Walker, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
35
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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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