Middle Level-Jr. High School
This presentation reviews a social studies project in which students were called to create slam poems and images to address the question "What does it mean to be a 'citizen?'"
Middle school students can learn to distinguish between facts and myths, analyze the political and economic role of pirates in the Middle Ages and Colonial America, and integrate geography skills.
This session demonstrates how students can better understand the people and atrocities of the Holocaust through historical inquiry that emphasizes the human element of both victim and perpetrator. Lessons provided.
This presentation provides a window into conceptual teaching that integrates literacy strategies. Marvel as your students will think critically, learn and enjoy social studies, and improve their literacy skills.
Explore the New-York Historical Society's "WWII & NYC" exhibition, which uncovers the war's impact on the metropolis and the critical role NY played in the war effort. Curriculum materials distributed.
Classroom Web 2.0 tools can bring social studies concepts and processes alive for students. See how to support students as information producers with Web 2.0 tools! Bring your laptop!
It is important for social studies teachers to incorporate literacy strategies to increase comprehension and promote concept retention. Literacy strategies help students become engaged and increase enjoyment of social studies.
This session explores how teachers partner history, literacy, and literature to help students wrestle with complexities of racism and injustice through a Storypath unit tied to the events and issues of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Learn to use Photo Story to create dynamic timelines using a single classroom computer. The finished product features student artwork and voiceovers. Participants receive handouts and a CD of materials.
The past can be tough to relate to, but projects like PolarTREC- bringing teachers out in the field to share real science with students online- make it a lot easier!