Middle Level-Jr. High School
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.
Don Azevada, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, CA; Nolan French, Joseph Kerr Middles School (Elk Grove Unified School District), Elk Grove, CA
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.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
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.
Kris McIntosh, FDC Lessons, Ft. Worth, TX
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.
Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA; Ben Wheeler, Explorer West Middle School, Seattle, WA
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.
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
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..
Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD; Rebecca Shargel, Towson University, Towson, MD
Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.
Brent Heath , De Anza Middle School, Ontario, CA
This presentation will engage educators in interactive activities for understanding the immigration process by comparing past and present. This will help educators to overcome misconceptions of their students on immigration.
Kazi Hossain, Millersville University of PA, Millersville, PA
This presentation will provide an overview of engaging strategies to use in teaching the ACW. Consideration of learning styles, primary sources, and historical method explored. Access to materials provided.
Brad Burenheide, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Participants will learn methods to support students' understanding and use of primary and secondary sources and explore ways to better ensure participation in discourse related to document-based questions.
Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA