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Middle Level-Jr. High School

That Happened Here? Place-Based Education with Informational Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn how you can use free sources available at the Library of Congress and local collections to develop accessible curriculum that emphasizes the significance of local history.

Connecting Social Studies to Literacy through Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Obtain materials to coming social studies and literacy content through Paul Fleischmann's Bull Run. These materials will have your students analyzing and questioning literature while connecting with primary sources.

How Everyday People Influenced President Lincoln's Brave Ideas

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Engage with primary sources to analyze Lincoln's daily commute through Civil War Washington and discover the lessons he learned from ordinary people along the way.

Engaging Students in Civics through the Use of Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Explore methods for engaging middle grade students in civics and history through primary sources.

Middle School Students Save the World!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Discover a learning experience for graduating 8th graders that requires the application of 21st century skills toward solving a vital, complex global problem and presenting those findings to authentic audiences.

Shades of Engaging ELLs: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Want to create an environment beyond the traditional diverse classroom? Participate using effective strategies to support the needs of academically, culturally and linguistically diverse learners!

Inquiry, Collaboration and C3: Informed Action in Middle School

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
How can middle school students use inquiry to create change and take action? Participants will explore strategies to increase student awareness of social justice issues within their own communities.

"Get in the Scrap!" Using History to Promote Civic Engagement

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Teachers will learn strategies to help students produce podcasts that investigate how the American identity has evolved. This hands-on session will provide classroom-ready lessons, primary sources, and tools for podcasting.

Teaching the Civil War through a Social/Emotional Learning Framework

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Experience how an inquiry-based learning approach uses the narrative structure of Storypath to enhance student engagement and create "the lived experience" for historical, civic, and social/emotional learning. Curriculum provided.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Using Portraiture to Teach a Socratic Seminar

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

Host: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Learn how to teach your students to discuss a dynamic historical text and a visual portrait, in tandem, through the context of a student-led Socratic Seminar. Materials provided.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

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