Middle Level-Jr. High School
Students were asked to develop social constructs on a simulated stranded island. The students compared and contrasted historical events, and establish a personal connection to the past.
Explore the Civil War through the lens of journalism and reporters. Examine Civil War-era technology: photography, the telegraph and battlefield maps, and the ethical issues they raised through hands-on activities.
A "Teaching with Primary Sources" project, presenters worked with ten teachers (grades 3-8) to create inquiry kits with an eye toward local historical settings. Experiences, methodologies, and products are shared.
Participate in activities pairing artwork from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and documents from the National Archives for exciting strategies for teaching about the U.S. Constitution.
Have you ever had trouble finding a question that promotes historical thinking? This session explores four different formats of questions, varying in complexity, that drive engaging historical thinking lessons.
Are you ready to get students communicating with peers across the globe? A panel of experienced teachers and a handy packet will help you select a project and get started.
This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.
"Since Time Immemorial" is a new web-based, classroom ready curriculum designed to infuse accurate/current/reliable information about Native Americans both in Washington State and across the U.S. into classrooms.
English learners have double the work to master content. This session emphasizes strategies to develop academic content vocabulary, increase comprehension, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Use maps to investigate the relationship between physical geographical features and country borders in Europe, and how it can lead to cooperation, or conflict. All materials available free at NatGeoEd.org.