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Middle Level-Jr. High School

Weapons of Mass (Mis)representation: Cartoons, Stereotypes, and Critical Media Literacy

This K-12 workshop engages strategies for critical dialogues around oft-found misrepresentations of Indigenous, Middle Eastern, and North African cultures in film and print cartoons from the colonial period to today.

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Global Exploration

Declare your right to know the Declaration of Human Rights! Learn hands-on strategies, including NG Learning’s World Cultures/Geography Program ideas, to help students compare and celebrate their human rights.

Attention! A Call for Innovation in Teaching the Civil War

Searching for engaging ways to teach the Civil War? Join leading educational organizations as they highlight cutting-edge strategies and digital offerings that will excite teachers and create lifelong students!

Creating Story Maps- Silk Road and World Religions

Using web-based maps (ArcGIS online), presenters will explain how to create a story map, as well as how to incorporate these technologies into the classroom.

Teaching Social Responsibility with Civic Literacy Projects

Participants will explore a 3-phase model for civic education projects through which students (1) name, (2) study, and (3) take action on social problems. Sample teaching materials will be distributed.

The Fish Who Discovered Water: Utilizing Natural and Built Environments

History sweeps us away to foreign times, lands and people; often leaving behind those we need to reach. This session will provide solutions to connect curriculum to our student's lives.

How to Bring out the Genius in your Students

By modifying Genius Hour, students can purse their passions within the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. Teachers will learn how to adapt this structure for their classrooms.

The Brain, the C3 Framework, and You

Learn how to create C3-aligned inquiry units supported by cognitive and neuroscience using the popular researcher-tested and teacher-approved Brain-Targeted Teaching Model®.

Celebrating Human Rights through Meaningful Discussion in an Accelerated Classroom

Using primary resources, depth and complexity icons, and Socratic seminar, participants will engage in a dialogue and inquiry based lesson that will support student engagement while highlighting human rights.

How Americans Marched, Fought, Even Died--to Vote

An author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom presents strategies and resources for examining U.S. voting rights from colonial times to Selma to the present day.


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