Middle Level-Jr. High School
Session facilitates activities that prompt classroom discussions relative to changing patterns of exposure to music media and relationships to social literacies. Participants will partake in activities and receive classroom materials.
Douglas Hatch, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Linda Wedwick, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Participants will explore ways to selectively integrate online resources into their geography courses. When properly adopted, these techniques will aid in promoting critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and global interdependence.
Eric Moyen, Lee University, Cleveland, TN; Ashley Shankles, Jasper Middle School, Jasper, TN
Global understanding and digital literacy are essential for our students' connected future. We will share how one question began a three-year student-led project based learning global partnership.
Kay Conners, Auburn Middle School/Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, VA; Livia Marlene Perez, Carol Morgan School, Santo Domingo,
Imagine students devouring history: reading documents, taking notes, intense huddled-discussions. Participants will create standard-aligned, hands-on lessons and leave with ancient artifact replicas and strategies to engage low socioeconomic students.
James Dewey, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Martell Beth, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA; Tony Dangerfield, Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA
This session presents What Would George Washington Do? a game-based learning and online social media environment which teaches students digital literacy, higher-order thinking, and collaborative problem solving skills.
Sol Joye, Neil Armstrong Middle School, Forest Grove, OR
We will present a lesson for middle school world history to demonstrate instruction using multiple texts, cross text analysis, and the development of evidence-based claims by students.
Kimberly Hase Galek, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI; Amy Bloom, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI
Presents research from middle school classrooms where students experienced curriculum that challenged their stereotypes and introduced how cultural misconceptions have been used as a weapon against minoritized groups.
Grant Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Asma Khan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
This study introduces the social studies curricula recently revised in the United States and South Korea and compares them. The result reveals similarities and differences in both curricula.
Jungsoon Choi, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Seoul; Seung-Yun Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Explore NatGeo Education resources including low and high-tech mapping tools with thematic layers, drawing tools, and more. Teachers working in K-12 will find value in the presented materials.
Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Alison Michel, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Bring on the games! This session provides opportunities to engage students with interactive gaming environments as non-fiction text, providing rich possibilities for civic literacy in a no-cost format.
Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX