Travel Around the World without Leaving the Classroom


Awaken your student’s curiosity by bringing the world into their classroom and expanding their knowledge of world history, geography, and cultures as well as their skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and analysis through the use of various strategies. A CD with lesson plans and teaching materials tied to various K-12 history, geography, and language arts standards will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tucson, AZ

Room: 
608
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Others’ Lives: Using Current Non-Fiction Resources to Advance Global Understanding


Enrich your students’ views and understanding of historical events, cultural diversity, and global issues through the use of web-based strategies that utilize current non-fiction resources (e.g., memoirs, newspaper articles, etc.) to improve reading comprehension, content knowledge, and interdisciplinary writing skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

David Bosso, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT

Room: 
608
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Integrating Social Studies & Language Arts using Historical Documents, Artwork, Artifacts, Letters, and Music


Join this session and be inspired to integrate social studies and the language arts of reading, writing, listening and speaking through a wide range of strategies and resources that will make 5th grade U.S. History come alive for your students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Mary E. Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX

Room: 
608
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Elementary and Secondary Social Studies: An Imperative for Teaching and Research


The paper will address the current status of social studies teaching and research. Dr. Field will share some of her own work and include other bodies of work significant to the directions of profession. The presentation will also offer an imperative and challenge for the future of the social studies field.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

Room: 
608
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Economics Meets Blended Learning


Flipping classrooms? Economics lessons and resources are now available for teachers and students in a rich blended learning environment. Assign lectures and videos as homework and use class time to achieve economics learning.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Auburn, WA; Debbie Heaney, Foundation for Teaching Economics, AZ

Room: 
4C-4
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Cold War Villains and Heroes: Primary Sources and Questioning Strategies


Explore heroes and villains through the analysis of primary source documents from history's greatest "villain" Fidel Castro and unsung young heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ted Green, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
111
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Crafting LGBT-Inclusive Lessons


How do you construct a curriculum that includes positive representations of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people, history and events? This session will provide guidance on content development as well as examples of available resources and instructional strategies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jenny Betz, GLSEN, New York, NY; Robert McGarry, GLSEN, New York, NY

Room: 
4C-1
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Jungleers in Battle The 41st Division of WWII


This new documentary tells the story of the 41st Infantry Division during World War II. Veterans recount their experiences, from guarding the Oregon and Washington coastline, through battles in the Pacific, to occupation duty in the Hiroshima district of Japan.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Alisha Hamel, Historical Outreach Foundation, Portland, OR

Room: 
4C-3
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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