All Aboard the SocialStudies TrainNCMSA Conference Session 8tinyurl.com/ncmsass
Welcome!● Teaching Social Studies in Union County for  7 years.● Currently teaching 6th grade at Porter Ridge  Middle Scho...
Did You Know?                Social Studies Drum Roll                ● Drum Roll- Unit Opener                ● Before: Stu...
F115●   Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Discussion & Research●   My 2012-2013 Focus: Google Apps and Primary Sources/DBQ...
A Pictures Worth a ThousandWords....
A Student Must:Social Studies Notebook● Digital Glue: OneNote● Sections: Daily Warm Ups, tab for each unit, Class  Tools, ...
Project Based LearningExamples:                  Student Artifacts:   ○ Hebrew Leader Scrolls   ○ Shelved Countries   ○ 5 ...
Technology Based LearningExamples                                     Student Artifacts:●   5 Themes of Geography Class   ...
Learning CentersExamples:                              Student Artifacts:●   Primary & Secondary Source    Stations     ○ ...
Globally Focused LessonsExamples:                Artifacts:● World Religion Panel● Human Rights  Lesson● $2 Dollars a Day ...
My Top Go Tos:Go To Video:Ancient Mesopotamia Song by Mr. Nickyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84y2q4giihYGo To Website(s):...
ResourcesClass Dojo                                    Mr. Donn SS Websitehttp://www.classdojo.com/                     ht...
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Jump Aboard the Global Train
Do you want to incorporate global themes, concepts, and issues into your social studies class while still addressing your entire curriculum? Are you interested in achieving “distinguished” status on your NC Teacher Evaluation? Do you want tech rich tools that will help promote global literacy? If so, this session is for you! Jump aboard the global train and learn about some of the tech rich, project based strategies and resources that can be used to incorporate global awareness into your social studies classroom.
Presenter: Ashley Ponscheck - Porter Ridge Middle School – Indian Trail, NC

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All Aboard the Social Studies Train

  1. 1. All Aboard the SocialStudies TrainNCMSA Conference Session 8tinyurl.com/ncmsass
  2. 2. Welcome!● Teaching Social Studies in Union County for 7 years.● Currently teaching 6th grade at Porter Ridge Middle School● County Vision: GIG● Were a 1:1 School/County● School Focus: PLC● Global Teacher Leader and Model 1 TeacherContact Me: Ashley.Ponscheck@ucps.k12.nc.us
  3. 3. Did You Know? Social Studies Drum Roll ● Drum Roll- Unit Opener ● Before: Students created a KWL on Asia, Africa & Australia ● After: Students completed a Stop & Jot: Based on what you just watched what do you now better understand about Africa, Asia or Australia? Why do you think it is important to study these continents now?
  4. 4. F115● Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Discussion & Research● My 2012-2013 Focus: Google Apps and Primary Sources/DBQs● Daily lesson plans centered around backwards unit planningEssential Lesson/Class Components ○ Drum Roll- Introduce Units ○ Group Work ○ Social Studies Notebook ○ Class Website: Moodle ○ Project Based Learning ○ Digital Media ○ Talk Like a Historian Word Wall ○ Time Zones Clocks ○ Where In The World Map ○ Student of the Month ○ Unit Wrap Up: Wordle & Unit in 1 Word
  5. 5. A Pictures Worth a ThousandWords....
  6. 6. A Student Must:Social Studies Notebook● Digital Glue: OneNote● Sections: Daily Warm Ups, tab for each unit, Class Tools, Missing Work● Students upload work from their notebook; especially weekly warm upsClass Website: Moodle● Both Information & Interactive● 1 toggle bar for each unit, parent section, turn in bin, twitter feed, games & websiteshttp://moodlemid.ucps.k12.nc.us/course/view.php?id=1070
  7. 7. Project Based LearningExamples: Student Artifacts: ○ Hebrew Leader Scrolls ○ Shelved Countries ○ 5 Themes 3D Collage ○ Time Travel BrochuresProjects are assigned with assignmentsheet & grading rubric
  8. 8. Technology Based LearningExamples Student Artifacts:● 5 Themes of Geography Class Atlas Google Doc https://docs.google.com/a/ucps.k12.nc. us/presentation/d/1v7X0kcfDkSG9qXHgMg k62d4v4xGEQv_MAAD3xxbMGoY/edit#sli de=id.p● Stone Age Comic Books● Virtual Field Trips ○ Carolina Navigators ○ Arounder● Webquests● Ancient Civilizations Wikis http://ancientcivilizations2011blk2. wikispaces. com/Daily+Life+in+Ancient+Egypt
  9. 9. Learning CentersExamples: Student Artifacts:● Primary & Secondary Source Stations ○ Evaluating different sources ● 5 Themes of Geography ○ One station for each theme ● Ancient Egyptian Culture ○ Pharaohs, Religion, Mummification, Architecture ● Mapping Lab Stations ○ Parts of a Map, Speciality Maps, Physical & Political ● Africa Wrap Up ○ Music on I-Pods, Comparing Food, Vanishing Gorillas comic... http://moodlemid.ucps.k12.nc.20 minute activities; 3/6 activities us/course/view.php?id=1070
  10. 10. Globally Focused LessonsExamples: Artifacts:● World Religion Panel● Human Rights Lesson● $2 Dollars a Day Project
  11. 11. My Top Go Tos:Go To Video:Ancient Mesopotamia Song by Mr. Nickyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84y2q4giihYGo To Website(s):Flocabularyhttp://www.flocabulary.com/subjects/Water for Sixth Gradehttp://waterforsixthgrade.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-11-09T08:58:00-06:00&max-results=10&start=40&by-date=falseGo To Organization(s):Carolina Navigatorshttp://cgi.unc.edu/navigatorsGo To BookEvery Human Has Rights: What You Need to Know About Your Human Rights By NationalGeographic
  12. 12. ResourcesClass Dojo Mr. Donn SS Websitehttp://www.classdojo.com/ http://www.mrdonn.org/*VIF International Education Mr. Mankos SS Resourceshttp://learningcenter.vifprogram.com/ http://staff.hcpss.CNN Student News org/~jmanko/Socialstudiesresources.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/studentnews/index.html RubiStar*Brain Pop http://rubistar.4teachers.org/http://www.brainpop.com/ iCivics*Flocabulary http://www.icivics.org/http://www.flocabulary.com/subjects/ SAS Curriculum PathwaysYouTube:History For Music Lovers http://www.sascurriculumpathways.http://www.youtube.com/user/historyteachers com/portal/#/search?New Global Citizens searchString=&searchSubject=4&searchCategorhttp://www.newglobalcitizens.org/ y=32Quizlet Sweet Searchhttp://quizlet.com/ http://www.sweetsearch.com/Winston Salem Curriculum Guide Symbaloohttp://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/Page/975 http://www.symbaloo.com/Regents Exam Prep Center A Students Friendhttp://regentsprep.org/ http://www.studentsfriend.com/Globaloria World History Teachers Bloghttp://www.globaloria.org/ http://worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com/*Indicates Subscription Required
  13. 13. Changing Education Paradigms

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