Middle Level-Jr. High School

Doing and Learning History through Literacy, Interdisciplinary, and Digital Strategies


This presentation will use primary sources, literature, and technology as tools to engage students in the study of history through content examples such as Underground Railroad escape stories. Materials provided!

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

Lynne Zalesak, Jackson Middle School, Houston, TX; Montra Rogers, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX

Room: 
606
session id: 
206
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A Day in the Life of a Child-- Rwanda


What is it like to grow up in Sub-Saharan Africa? How are our lives different or similar? Explore modern Rwanda through the photographs and interviews of Rwandan youth.

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

Melissa Collum, , , WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, WI

Room: 
303
session id: 
770
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Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies


Editors of seven major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.

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

Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Chara Haeussler Bohan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Swan Kathy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeannet

Room: 
607
session id: 
64
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The Geography Assessment Framework: The NSF Roadmap for Geography Education


The newly created national assessment framework for geographic education emphasizes geographical practices and will guide assessment development for K-16. Participants will leave with models for assessing students' geographical thinking.

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

Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix,, AZ; Marianne Kenney, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO; Jody Smothers-Marcello, Sitka High School, Sitka, AK

Room: 
618
session id: 
72
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QR Codes: What are Those?


Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.

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

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Teresa Bergstrom, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
764
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Slavery, Women and War! Students Debate Ancient Athenian Social Issues


This session demonstrates how students can surpass basic comparisons of Ancient Greek and modern American democracy to understand how enduring social issues were debated in the world's first direct democracy.

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

Jason Endacott, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Christina Pelekanos, Village Community School, New York, NY

Room: 
603
session id: 
290
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Come Explore the Multimedia and Technological Renaissance in History Today


Too often our classrooms lack the mediums that distract and detain our students. Today one will gain the ability to use those same distractions to attract and retain all students.

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

Greg Urbani, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX; Dan Lewis, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
459
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Are We Cool Yet? Hot Topics in Cold War Policy


Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.

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

Cheryl Massey, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Benjamin Blankenship, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ; Meg Moody, White Cliffs Middle School, Kingman, AZ; Kyle Haynes, Sinagua Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
707
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Windows to World War II: Transatlantic Cooperation 70 Years On


Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.

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

Jenny Cousins, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Holly Medland, The American Air Museum in Britain, Cambridge, ; Seth Margolis, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

Room: 
212
session id: 
403
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"Goin' West": Paintings as Windows into Americans' Expansionist Attitudes


Participants will experience engaging instruction using primary source paintings of the 19th century American West. They will learn a new, versatile instructional method for promoting historical thinking.

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

Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Room: 
606
session id: 
265
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