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Middle Level-Jr. High School

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

Currency Notes: History, Economics and the Common Core

Highlighting biographies of statesmen featured on currency notes and noting features of currency, history and economics will be integrated using Common Core Standards. Free interactive lesson plans and free technology!

Project Citizen, Electronically Speaking

In the session, participants will discuss how students can take an active role to affect public policy in their communities. Explore how to develop electronic portfolios of the class issue.

Making it Happen: Historical Thinking in Ancient and Modern Times

Using primary and secondary resources from ancient Rome and current events, participants will learn how to develop student's skills in historical thinking and reading. Ready-to-go lessons and strategies are provided.

Going Global with Google Maps and Apps

Globalize your classroom with Google maps & apps: infuse your lessons with Google to bring the past to the present, and the far away to next door.

Bare Naked Ladies, Sing, The Blues: Music is Social Studies

Powerful social studies is meaningful, challenging and value laden – just like music. In this session we address teaching about/for/in a global culture with the youtube generation.

From Appleknockers to Zizzers: Exploring America's Best High-School Nicknames

Witches, Battling Bathers, Criminals, Awesome Blossoms... where'd they get those nicknames? You don't need to be a sports nut to appreciate their stories. Leave the session with classroom-ready materials.

“Internet of Antiquity”: The Silk Road in World History

Before the information superhighway, there was the Eurasian superhighway. Get your students excited about this ancient conduit of commerce, culture, and creeds! Lessons developed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

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