Middle Level-Jr. High School

Games and Social Media Based Learning in Social Studies Classrooms


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.

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

Sol Joye, Neil Armstrong Middle School, Forest Grove, OR

Room: 
606
session id: 
950
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Using Multiple Texts to Teach Middle School World History


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.

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

Kimberly Hase Galek, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI; Amy Bloom, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
108
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Drawn Conclusions: Challenging Middle School Students' Stereotypes about Native Americans


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.

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

Grant Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Asma Khan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Room: 
605
session id: 
687
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Everything Happens Somewhere: Mapping Global Interconnectedness with National Geographic Education


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.

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

Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Alison Michel, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
911
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A Comparative Study of American and Korean Social Studies Curricula


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.

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

Jungsoon Choi, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Seoul; Seung-Yun Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
658
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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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Got Games?: Using Hands, Hearts and Heads for Civic Literacy


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.

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

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

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
867
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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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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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