Middle Level-Jr. High School
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
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.
Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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.
Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
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.
Roxanna Mechem, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO; Jamie Kelley, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, Maplewood, MO
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
David Moore, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
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.
Jessica Winkelaar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Jessamay Thompson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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.
Patty Hall, H2O for Life, White Bear Lake, MN
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.
Patrick Womac, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Rory Tannebaum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC