Middle Level-Jr. High School
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
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.
Juan Walker, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
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
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.
Charles Elfer, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA; Josh Pfiester, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA
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.
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
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.
Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT