Middle Level-Jr. High School

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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Broaden Your Horizons: International Travel Opportunities for Global Perspectives


Global educators foster globally competitive students. Session features a short documentary and an introduction to a study tour program that allows American teachers to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich culture.

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

Zeynep Guven, Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF), Washington, DC, US

Room: 
104
session id: 
54
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Exploring Myths and Reality through the Common Core


Myths are expressed in stories, images, and folk tales, reflecting society and its values. Do they actually reflect our values? Do they represent an ideal? Do they represent historical reality?

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

Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Bill Sullivan, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US

Room: 
100
session id: 
191
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Building Bridges: Social Justice through Service Learning


We highlight service learning as a tool for social justice and the development of 21st century literacy skills. Presented here is a dynamic model for civic engagement in classrooms.

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

Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Mary Duty, Waco ISD, Waco, TX, US; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
300
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Meet Me in Malawi: A Case Study in Sustainability


Join a team of educators who traveled to Malawi for this hands-on session as they demonstrate how to help students negotiate complex sustainability issues while making global to local connections.

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

Ismail Gyagenda, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Zipangani Vokhiwa, Mercer University, Macon, GA, US

Room: 
280
session id: 
901
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Partnerships: Revolutionizing Content, Common Core and Civil Discourse


Discover how partnerships between schools and museums help to integrate historical content and common core standards. Explore lessons on the American Revolution leading to appropriate formats of civil discourse today.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:20pm - 5:15pm
Presenters: 

Tab Broyles, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US; Kelly Curtright, OK State Department of Education, Director of Social Studies, Oklahoma City, OK, US; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School, Tulsa, OK, US; Teresa Potter, Fisher Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK, US

Room: 
275
session id: 
746
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