This session will demonstrate how instructors can utilize Web 2.0 tools such as Answer Garden, Poll Everywhere, Wiffitti and to increase student engagement and extend dialogue beyond the classroom.
Michelle Reidel, April Newkirk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,
Virtual tours of Mesoamerican Middle Eastern pyramids? Architectural similarities of Imperial Palace and Versailles? Investigate using religious and political buildings as cultural and historical artifacts in middle school world history.
Scott Peavey, Tonganoxie High School, Tonganoxie, KS; Tom Resovich, Leavenworth School District, Leavenworth, KS; Molly Fuller, Lawrence-Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Lawrence, KS; Charley Forsyth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Teachers will use primary sources from Anthony’s trial for illegally voting in the 1872 Presidential election to make Common Core connections and teach students to work for social justice.
Kenneth Anthony, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
New resources from National Geographic Education—including easy-to-use tools for creating map tours and current event connections—bring the interconnected world and its geographic systems to your fingertips.
Sean O'Connor, Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington,
We examine how the popular game, Minecraft, can be used to teach core components of Geography to middle school students. Students develop civilizations, economies and survival tactics within the game.
Jonathan List, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Brent Bryant, Northern Potter County Schools, Ulysses, PA
Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.
Jeff Passe, College of NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD
Elementary Teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston,
IL; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL
Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.
Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy. New York, NY; Ronald Peck, North Valley High School, Grants Pass, OR; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA
North America witnessed major events 250 years ago: Britain took over New France, Pontiac rebelled, a line was drawn. Introduce these events through lessons, maps, primary and secondary resources.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield (QC) High School, Pincourt, PQ, Canada; Dean June Geneseo, SUNY Attica, NY
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA