Middle Level-Jr. High School
Middle school students strongly prefer one-to-one discussion over teacher-led whole group discussion. If the dyads are carefully designed, citizenship skills and attitudes are enhanced while content knoweldge is deepened..
Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.
This presentation will engage educators in interactive activities for understanding the immigration process by comparing past and present. This will help educators to overcome misconceptions of their students on immigration.
This presentation will provide an overview of engaging strategies to use in teaching the ACW. Consideration of learning styles, primary sources, and historical method explored. Access to materials provided.
Participants will learn methods to support students' understanding and use of primary and secondary sources and explore ways to better ensure participation in discourse related to document-based questions.
Become a critical consumer of the news by examining where it comes from and how it is disseminated.
Primary sources are the heart of an engaging course in history. Learn concrete strategies (APARTY) for analyzing primary sources and methods for in-depth analysis aligned to Common Core.
Common Core requires us to be literacy teachers. Discover ways to incorporate literature, poetry, music, and film into thematic units guided by Essential Questions that connect to students. Materials provided!
Many students, especially those with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties, need explicit instruction to organize time, materials and information. Explore strategies to close the resulting achievement gap.
Tablets and eBooks can encourage students to “do history.” Two NCSS endorsed iBooks, “It’s 1776: Should I Stay or Go?” and “It’s 1812: Who Won the War?", will be highlighted.