Middle Level-Jr. High School

Are We Cool Yet? Hot Topics in Cold War Policy


Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Cheryl Massey, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Benjamin Blankenship, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ; Meg Moody, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Kyle Haynes, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
707
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Windows to World War II: Transatlantic Cooperation 70 Years On


Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jenny Cousins, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Holly Medland, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

Room: 
212
session id: 
403
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"Goin' West": Paintings as Windows into Americans' Expansionist Attitudes


Participants will experience engaging instruction using primary source paintings of the 19th century American West. They will learn a new, versatile instructional method for promoting historical thinking.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Room: 
606
session id: 
265
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Highway 61: Blues and the Great African American Migration


This presentation depicts traditional blues music as an example of oral history that paints a tangible picture of the motivations and experiences that led to the Great African American Migration.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
306
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Laugh, Cry, Imagine: Learning from Immigrant Voices in Literature


Explore NCSS Notable Trade Books that chronicle migrant experiences in various ways. Hear inspiring stories, engage in instructional strategies, and leave ready to read these books! Annotated bibliography provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Room: 
619
session id: 
873
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Students Making a World of Difference!


H2O for Life provides a transformational service learning opportunity for students to study the global water crisis while taking action to bring water to a school in a developing country.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Patty Hall, H2O for Life, White Bear Lake, MN

Room: 
310
session id: 
119
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Sustainability In Action


Investigate how to change the study of economics and sustainability by infusing technology and urban agriculture. Participants will learn how one school turned important learning standards into exciting, authentic experiences.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Roxanna Mechem, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO; Jamie Kelley, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO

Room: 
613
session id: 
24
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Literacy Instruction for Digital Technologies and Common Core State Standards


Presents social studies literacy instruction responsive to digital technologies and Common Core State Standards. Shows how to apply RAFT for authentic inquiries and the Toulmin Model for convincing arguments

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

David Moore, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
618
session id: 
103
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Students as Agents of Change: Opportunities for Ecological Engagement


Incorporating place-based education related to the concept of sustainability enables students to connect with their environment. Join us to exchange ideas about fostering a sense of place and agency.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jessica Winkelaar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Jessamay Thompson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
452
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Shaping Critical Thinkers through the Use of Current Events


Using current events in the classroom as a vehicle to reverse declining student interest in political, cultural, geographic awareness. Theoretical and practical models for improved student engagement of critical issues.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
605
session id: 
802
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