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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Gateway to Freedom: Language and Legacy of the American Revolution

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.

Local Archaeology: Starting a “Dig”… The Story Continues

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.

Global Issues: Innovate with an Interdisciplinary Approach

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.

Tell Me a Story: Teaching Geography through Folktales

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.

Social Studies + Math > Walmart?

When a 99,000-square-foot Wal-Mart was proposed adjacent to a school and a fragile ecosystem, students and teachers used civic engagement and math to fight back.

Making Common Core Commonplace: Using Visuals to Accommodate Literacy Standards

Visual literacy strategies to meet Common Core Literacy Standards, focusing on U.S. and world history topics. A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Project.

Was ___ War Justifiable: A Student-Driven Investigation

A student-centered, adaptable unit that includes teaching strategies to help students learn more about their own, individual values while using skills related to research and the Common Core standards.

Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom

How do you get your students to write about history without falling flat or plagiarizing? Learn the strategies you need using primary sources.

Inside My New Interactive Notebook: Linking CCSS and Digital Literacy

Replace drab, uninspired student notebooks with technology-blended interactive notebooks. Engage students in manipulating information about social studies standards using several types of writing and innovative graphic techniques. Ready-to-use resources provided.

History as Biostory through Children’s Literature

The presentation will focus on strategies for teaching biographical information about historical figures through children’s literature. Five strategies will be described and modeled. Resources will be provided for the strategies.


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