Middle Level-Jr. High School

One Hen: Teaching Economics through Problem-Based Service Learning


This presentation introduces a 6th grade curricular unit called One Hen to teach Economics with hands-on problem-based learning techniques to increase civic engagement.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Annie McMahon Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Room: 
211
session id: 
401
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NCSS Notable Trade Books 2012: Ideas for Classrooms and Learning


This session serves as a review NCSS Notable Trade Books, in which committee members present exemplars, as well as ideas for their use in the classroom. Ends with book raffle.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Gregory Imbur, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Doug Selwyn, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Room: 
602
session id: 
70
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The Rule of Law: Bedrock for Social Justice and Equity


Teaching students at all levels that the rule of law is the basis for all democratic ideals will ensure equity, justice and opportunity for all citizens in diverse, multicultural societies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

H. Timothy Isaacs, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA; G. Michael Pace, Jr., Esq., The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA

Room: 
213
session id: 
324
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Implementing the Common Core Using 17th and 18th Century Documents


Applying common core skills to colonial Dutch documents helps students develop a deep understanding of history. Participants will investigate Dutch influence on this country’s political, economic and cultural development.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Kristi Fragnoli, The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY; Julie Daniels, New York State Archives, Albany, NY; Jessica Maul, Shenendehowa Central School District, Clifton Park, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
704
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Preparing for the Common Core: Historical Fiction and the DBQ


This interactive presentation will emphasize the use of reading, writing and critical thinking in History, utilizing the Document Based Question (DBQ), historical fiction and alignment to the Common Core Standards.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Don Azevada, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, CA; Nolan French, Joseph Kerr Middles School (Elk Grove Unified School District), Elk Grove, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
923
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What's Going On?: Visual Thinking and Critical Evaluation Skills


Discuss the development of critical thinking skills via art and the Visual Thinking Strategies methodology, and explore how this thinking routine benefits students' analysis of the past and present.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
428
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Nature and Labor: From Disposability to Sustainability


Resource exploitation alienates us from our humanity and the world that sustains us. Engaging lessons explore how treating resources as disposable leads to treating workers as disposable, too.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA; Ben Wheeler, Explorer West Middle School, Seattle, WA

Room: 
605
session id: 
481
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"Thanks Ben for the Post Office!"


Images are the window into U.S. history. An envelope can hook students on history. By analyzing the stamp, postmark and artwork, students will remember documents, events and people.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Kris McIntosh, FDC Lessons, Ft. Worth, TX

Room: 
607
session id: 
598
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Classroom-Tested Lessons and Strategies that Enhance Teachers' Work


The Instruction Community shares several "teacher-tested" best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiation and achievement in all social studies disciplines.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Joel Rothblatt, School for the Visual Arts and Humanities, Lost Angeles, CA; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Terry Cherry, Naaman Forest High School, Garland, TX; Matt Anderson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Room: 
617
session id: 
358
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Dyads: The Window into Someone Else's Thoughts


Middle school students strongly prefer one-to-one discussion over teacher-led whole group discussion. If the dyads are carefully designed, citizenship skills and attitudes are enhanced while content knoweldge is deepened..

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD; Rebecca Shargel, Towson University, Towson, MD

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
944
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