Middle Level-Jr. High School
Rosa Parks is a familiar historical figure, but who was Elizabeth Jennings? This presentation includes strategies on how to promote historical empathy by using documents to assess Jennings' historical contributions.
Come experience the Mississippi Delta through slideshows, film, song, realia, and food samples. Participants will see, hear, smell, touch, and taste a sampling of diverse elements that converge in the Delta. Luther Brown who created the NEH MS Delta, describes the Delta as both a place and a mindset: ‘The Delta is also the American story shrunk in time and space.” The dichotomies of the Delta fuel active lessons that touch students deeply. Panelists will share these K-12 lessons taught in their classrooms across America, and share links for a wealth of additional lessons and background material available online. Find out how to participate in the NEH Landmarks Workshop: Mississippi Delta: the Most Southern Place on Earth, and how you can order the Emmett Till traveling museum panels that can transform your students’ school year.
NYS Toolkit Project leaders present open-source, middle-level classroom instructional resources aligned to the C3 Framework. Examples and methods will be shared to support and encourage middle school social studies instruction immediately.
This presentation and discussion provides an overview of our interdisciplinary, collaborative America's Story program, with a synopsis of curriculum, highlights of successful activities and assessments, and future plans.
Tired of drill and kill? Learn ways to eradicate death by documents and eliminate not this again. Breathe life into your curriculum with engaging activities that still meet national standards.
Engage students in the critical analysis of the concept of revolution through deep inquiry, comparison analysis, and civil discourse using major events that shaped history and our world.
Can you create socially responsible middle schoolers? Engage with fellow participants and utilize PBL to design standards-based interdisciplinary units that provide students with authentic ways to take social action.
Oral history allows students to be active, engaged participants in their education. By using primary sources and interviews, social issues that relate to the current standards can be explored.
Participants will learn 4 new strategies for teaching geography in K-8. Bring your own device and try them out with us!
Foster the promotion of socially responsible young citizens in an urban middle school by creating and initiating innovative lessons driven by student interest in current social issues and events.