Middle Level-Jr. High School
Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.
Christian Cogdill, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN, US; Kat McRitchie, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN, US
Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts
Vivian Bernstein, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA, US
Refugee conflicts present political, geographical, and social complexities. Learn how to teach and engage students in meaningful, dynamic ways by using Meograph, a 4-dimensional map-based digital timeline and story-telling tool.
Stephanie Wujcik, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA, US
Learn and sample how global competencies are integrated in a geography curriculum.
Laura Ross, Rockwood South Middle School, Fenton, MO, US; Stacy Stibal, Parkway Central Middle School, Chesterfield, MO
Dig deeply into family history with K-8 students. The research process along with oral history and photo/document analysis allows students to engage in historical thinking and authentic literacy experiences.
Katie Knapp, Kent State University, Kent, OH, US
The complex nature of global issues provides educators an opportunity to teach using a multidisciplinary approach. This technologically driven presentation will deliver ideas and ready-to-use resources to do just that.
Kurt Johnson, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
Having worked with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, we now conclude a story started at the 2012 NCSS annual conference explaining how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum.
Michael Gray, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, US; Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, US; Lucia Levan, Harrison Morton Middle School, Allentown, PA, US
How did antebellum abolitionists use the rhetoric of the Revolution in their reform efforts? We’ll use documents to explore how the theme of freedom connects multiple eras in American history.
Elizabeth Lambert, Miscoe Hill School, Mendon, MA, US; Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, US; Jayne Gordon, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA, US
Have a conversation with Notables Booklist authors Cynthia Grady, Sheri Sinykin, and the Pinkneys. Each will talk about their work, how it relates to social studies, and answer questions.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Authentic world literature will bring the themes of historical, human, physical, and environmental geographies to life for students. Stories will be provided and examples of hands-on activities will be demonstrated.
Pat Batteley, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US; Elizabeth Carpentiere, Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH, US