Middle Level-Jr. High School
iCivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics; it also provides teachers with key assessment tools.
Kelly Landis, iCivics, Washington, DC; Jeff Curley, iCivics, Washington, DC
Get ready-to-go U.S. and World History lesson plans, and learn progressive ways to motivate students through hands-on approaches using simulations, new technology and great website resources.
Kristin Herigodt, Chippewa Middle School, Des Plaines, IL
Not your brother's comic book! Graphic novels are increasingly available for the social studies. This session examines their link with content literacy and opportunities for the classroom. Lesson materials provided.
Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Penny Howell, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Rock, Roll and Remember uses music, humor and mnemonic devices to help history and geography educators aid the retention of knowledge in their students.
Bill Ross 111, American Institute for History Education, Swedesboro, NJ
Learn to use primary sources from the World Digital Library; teach students how to analyze and explore written and visual works from the golden age of Islamic achievement.
Courtney Ferrari, Valley Catholic Middle School, Beaverton, OR; Sarah Standish, Lincoln High School, Portland, OR
Presenters share various realia collected from their travels to enhance students' knowledge of the world. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own travels and surroundings to promote global connections.
Chelsea Woods, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, OR; Courtney Wehner, Dallas School District 2, Dallas, OR
Recognizing barriers created by stereotypes is essential when teaching students about diversity we face each and every day. Addressing those stereotypes and removing them is important for helping students learn.
Jona Hall, Marietta City Schools, Marietta, OH
Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone, improving inclusion and accessibility with ready-to-implement strategies, tools and resources.
Julie Moore, Central Kitsap School District, Seabeck, WA
Economic and environmental collapse of the 1930s and the will to survive sends one young man on a journey from the Oklahoma dust to a new life in the northwest.
Michael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle, WA
Participants will explore ways to selectively integrate online resources into their geography courses. When properly adopted, these techniques will aid in promoting critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and global interdependence.
Eric Moyen, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Ashley Shankles, Jasper Middle School, Jasper, TN