Middle Level-Jr. High School
In the session, participants will discuss how students can take an active role to affect public policy in their communities. Explore how to develop electronic portfolios of the class issue.
Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills,, CA, US
Using primary and secondary resources from ancient Rome and current events, participants will learn how to develop student's skills in historical thinking and reading. Ready-to-go lessons and strategies are provided.
Douglass Behse, Singapore American School, Singapore; Matthew Elms, Singapore American School, Singapore; Jennifer Koltutsky, Singapore American School, Singapore
Globalize your classroom with Google maps & apps: infuse your lessons with Google to bring the past to the present, and the far away to next door.
Eric Langhorst, Discovery Middle School, Liberty, MO, US; Alexandria Mooney, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School, Maplewood, MO, US
Witches, Battling Bathers, Criminals, Awesome Blossoms... where'd they get those nicknames? You don't need to be a sports nut to appreciate their stories. Leave the session with classroom-ready materials.
Carlo Kumpula, Spooner Middle School (Retired), Spooner, WI, US
Powerful social studies is meaningful, challenging and value laden – just like music. In this session we address teaching about/for/in a global culture with the youtube generation.
Susan Lane, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Carolyn O'Mahony, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, US; Ruth Reynolds, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Gregory J. Soden, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
Learn how NCSS Notable Trade Books can promote global perspective development. Hear inspiring stories, engage in instructional strategies, and leave with a new awareness of how others live! Materials provided.
Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US
Teachers and curricular leaders will learn how a Big Ideas approach to social studies curriculum has helped students become global thinkers and how online learning environments have made customization possible.
Robb Virgin, Levi P. Dodge Middle School, Farmington, MN, US
For decades segregated professional African-American baseball teams played across the country. Hear the history of the Negro Leagues, learn ways to engage students by using literature, and receive materials.
Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO, US; Karen Muir, Annapolis, MD, US; Carole Boston Weatherford, High Point, NC, US
Before the information superhighway, there was the Eurasian superhighway. Get your students excited about this ancient conduit of commerce, culture, and creeds! Lessons developed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.
Rylan Sekiguchi, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US
Our students’ lives are saturated with new apps, 30-second video clips and Internet memes. Come learn how leveraging these tools can help you stay relevant and digitize your classroom!
Brian Furgione, Milwee Middle School/Seminole County Public Schools, Longwood, FL, US; Jason Dumont, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL, US