Middle Level-Jr. High School
The use of family history as research-based approach to the social studies curriculum is a powerful hook because it addresses issues of identity, of historical agency, and of social constructs.
Mike Williams, Warren County Schools, Warrenton, NC; Jeff Nesbitt, Wake County Schools, Cary, NC; Tommy Ender, Wake County Schools, Cary, NC
How does enhanced empathy impact interactions between people with diverse perspectives? Learn how to build empathy through historical inquiry and personal reflection. Hands-on experiences and lessons to take-away.
Kathy Dorr, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA; Swil Kanim, HonorWorks, Bellingham, WA
Led by a nineteen-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, this workshop explores 4C-related teaching strategies that strengthen critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication in the 21st century classroom.
Ray Kinzie, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
Sharing insights gained about the education and society of Morocco and other countries of the MENA region and curriculum projects developed as a result of a four-week intensive study program.
Donna Leake, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Khadija Al Arkoubi, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Caterina Zdrowaki, Woodbridge Public Schools, Woodbridge, CT; Sarah Stolfi, Meriden Public Schools, Meriden, CT; Dana Gilland, Westport Public Schools, Westport, CT; Kasey Carta, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT; Janella Chong, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
Participants will understand how to use webquests to further 21st Century Skills including research, analysis, and multi-literacies. Through digital resources students construct meaning while enhancing their writing and communication skills.
Brandon Haas, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The development of skill in deconstructing pervasive media based political rhetoric using well-defined media literacy techniques and the language of persuasion in determining bias, authenticity, values, and target audiences.
Thomas Goodkind, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Elizabeth Rowell, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
K-12 teachers can use some of the best free technology resources on EconEdLink. Come see classroom-tested lesson plans, on-line concept videos, quizzes, and simulations to help students master economics.
Mary Beth Henning, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Phillip VanFossen, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Learn the importance of EQs in all social studies disciplines and levels, share the best examples from your class, and develop creative methods of assessing student understanding of EQs.
Chuck Taft, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, @chucktaft
We will present how we rewrote our world cultures curriculum using the UbD framework, C3 framework, common core and integration of technology to fit our diverse student needs. Bring Computers
Caitlin Thompson, G. James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD; Stacy Price , G James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD; Ellen Slobodnik, G James Gholson Middle School, Landover, MD
Working with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, this concludes a story started at the NCSS 2012/13 conference explaining how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum.
Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Lucia LeVan, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA; Alison Rutter, East Strodusburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Thomas Reiss, Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem, PA; Dawn Boyer, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA