Middle Level-Jr. High School

1863: Teaching Common Core with the Civil War’s Defining Moments


Come explore how students use Common Core Standards to apply primary sources, research pivotal events, and interpret how crucial decisions changed American history during the Civil War in 1863.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

David Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
225
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Children Have the Right to Say! Literacy, Justice, Civic Potential


The session promotes civic literacy to implement the Common Core for middle school teachers. Strategies, methods, and materials are provided to explore current events and controversial issues of juvenile justice.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Michael Kopish, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US; Alison Wenhart, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US

Room: 
267
session id: 
714
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Promoting Complex Spatial Thinking: Maps that Startle, Perplex, and Engage


Using demographic maps to foster interest in political and cultural concepts. "Our Patchwork Nation" provides a model for increased student engagement with issues/concepts concerning the complexity of a pluralistic society.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Rory Tannebaum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US; Patrick Womac, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US

Room: 
264
session id: 
828
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Nomads on Motorcycles: Global Activities on Cultural Diversity and Diffusion


How does globalization impact cultural diversity and cultural change? Are some cultures vanishing? Is a monoculture our future? Come explore these questions with a set of engaging, classroom-ready lessons.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University and Waterford Schools, Waterford, MI, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
669
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Bringing Social Studies Curriculum Design into the 21st Century


World History social studies instruction and curriculum design that bridges the gap between traditional instruction and modern expectations of diverse literacies and extensive conceptual understanding of the past.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Leslie Long, Phiilpsburg-Osceola Area School District, Philipsburg, PA, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
502
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Real Stories, Real Stuff: Teaching with Resources from the Smithsonian


Discover ways to use Smithsonian resources to teach critical thinking skills. Engage in classroom activities and explore free web-resources from the National Museum of American History.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Naomi Coquillon, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, US; Carrie Kotcho, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
123
session id: 
410
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The Multiplayer Classroom: Gateway to Playful, Purposeful, Passionate Social Studies


Imagine students engaged in a multiplayer world, with XP, quests, mobs, and guilds. Ignite students’ passion for your class and social studies content. Come play along and learn how.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Michael Matera, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
534
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Gateway to Diplomacy: Middle School Model UN, Building Negotiation and Compromise!


Learn the benefits of implementing Model UN and including Common Core curriculum in your school for the purpose of debate, resolution writing, and interpersonal skills in a cooperative learning environment.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, US; Pamela Roach, North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, GA, US

Room: 
264
session id: 
719
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It Happened Here, Too! Engaging Students with Local Primary Sources


Use local history and primary sources to teach literacy skills, engage students in their communities, and connect local stories to U.S. history and global issues.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, US

Room: 
132
session id: 
120
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Using Simulation and Art to Develop Critical Citizenship Literacies


Facilitates simulation- and art-based activities to initiate classroom conversations and research about critical literacies that concern citizenship and economics. Offers opportunities to partake in activities and take home formal lessons.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

James Laney, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, US; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
768
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