Middle Level-Jr. High School
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.
Laura Adriance, World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA
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.
Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
"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.
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
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.
Jennifer Boyle, Benchmark Education, Pelham, NY
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.
Michal LeVasseur, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
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.
Jeroen Bron, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede, ; Eddy Van Vliet, Dutch national institute for curriculum development, SLO, Enschede,
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