Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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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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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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Beyond the Written Word: Music and Dance in Social Studies


Explore using music and dance as primary sources in social studies classrooms. This session will focus on Civil War-Westward Movement songs and dances you can use with your students.

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

Stephanie Campbell, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK, US; Elizabeth Hunt, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK, US

Room: 
125
session id: 
186
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Made in America: Using Corporations to Teach History, Economics, Civics


Do your students like to shop? Is the economy confusing? Use corporate histories to tell the story of America and how companies have bettered, or burdened, our nation over time.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Chris Etchechury, Pearson, Acton, MA, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
437
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Urban Social Studies Education and the Common Core


Share an innovative curriculum framework that focuses social science instruction intentionally on inquiry methods, the analysis of texts, and the effective communication of thoughts and ideas while implementing the CCSS-H/SS.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:25pm - 6:20pm
Presenters: 

Gary McNaney, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Martin Moe, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US; Monica Swope, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
732
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