Middle Level-Jr. High School
Have a conversation with Notables Booklist authors Cynthia Grady, Sheri Sinykin, and the Pinkneys. Each will talk about their work, how it relates to social studies, and answer questions.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
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.
Kim Lester, Bosque School, Albuquerque, NM, US; Dan Otter, Bosque School and University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US
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.
Mark Newman, National Louis University, Chicago, IL, US
How do you get your students to write about history without falling flat or plagiarizing? Learn the strategies you need using primary sources.
Kate Coombs, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Kaysville, UT, US
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.
Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ, US
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.
April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, US; Amy Horton, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
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.
Laura Ferries, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US; Mary Fortney, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US
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.
Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US; William Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Michael Lewis, Loudon County Schools, Loudon, TN, US; Nefertari Yancie, Huffman Middle School, Birmingham, AL, US
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
Thomas Baker, Esri, Redlands, CA, US; Eui-kyung Shin, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, US
TThis presentation will help teachers develop simulations of global climate conferences to improve student understanding of the science and politics of global climate change.
Stephane Alrivy, Springfield, VA, ; Turtle Haste, Taylor Middle School, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM, ; Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US