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Middle Level-Jr. High School

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.

Uncovering the Secrets of an Artifact

A mysterious artifact inspires students, grades 3-8, to think like archaeologists as they use informational text and context clues to make predictions, evaluate hypotheses, and draw conclusions. Lesson plan provided.

"We Can't Wait to Act!" Simulating Global Climate Change Summits

TThis presentation will help teachers develop simulations of global climate conferences to improve student understanding of the science and politics of global climate change.

Teaching Sustainability Using Online Geospatial Technologies with iPad Apps

Enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving to improve sustainability of the world using geospatial technology including ArcGIS Applications on iPAD. Step-by-step demonstrations and lesson plans will be shared


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