Middle Level-Jr. High School
Engage students in learning history content and improving research skills by tracing the bloodlines of famous Americans. Readymade, CCSS-aligned lessons utilizing a variety of research tools and primary sources provided.
Robynn Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Regina Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Heather MacKenzie, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US
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.
David Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA, US
Are there bullies in your classroom? Do you have students who miss school because they are afraid? Come experience Reader's Theater as a powerful instructional and bullying prevention strategy.
Sharon Edwards, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US; Stephanie Richards, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US; Kristen Pennycuff Trent, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, US
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.
Michael Kopish, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US; Alison Wenhart, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US
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.
Rory Tannebaum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US; Patrick Womac, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US
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.
Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University and Waterford Schools, Waterford, MI, US
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.
Leslie Long, Phiilpsburg-Osceola Area School District, Philipsburg, PA, US
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.
Naomi Coquillon, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, US; Carrie Kotcho, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, US
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.
Michael Matera, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US
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.
James Laney, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, US; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US