2018 Social Studies Conference - March 23-24, 2018 Macomb Intermediate School District - Michigan Council for the Social ...

 
2018 Social Studies Conference - March 23-24, 2018 Macomb Intermediate School District - Michigan Council for the Social ...
2018 Social Studies Conference

           March 23-24, 2018
     Macomb Intermediate School District

        MCSS Annual Conference • March 23-24, 2018 • Macomb ISD, Clinton Township, MI   1

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President’s Message
Welcome to the 2018 Michigan Council for the Social Studies
annual conference! Thank you to the Macomb Intermediate
School District for hosting a weekend full of social studies
educators coming together to learn, grow, be inspired, and most
importantly, make our social studies instruction better for the
students we serve. Each year, our conference partners are
essential to help organize this conference: the Michigan
Geographic Alliance, the Michigan Council for History Education,
the Michigan Council on Economic Education, and the Michigan
Center for Civic Education. Without them, this event would not
be possible. And what an event we have! We have amazing
speakers, presenters, exhibits, and vendors that extend beyond
social studies into the fields of literacy, art, and journalism. And          Annie McMahon Whitlock, President
we have the opportunity to learn from amazing guests in the field             Michigan Council for the Social Studies
of history education, global studies, and civic activism.
There is lots to do here in southeast Michigan! So “C’s the Day” and dive
right in!

                  MISD Layout - Conference Rooms
            First Floor                  Second Floor

                                                                                                         205

                                                                            Exhibitors

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MCSS District Representatives

  Name                District   Committees
  Melissa Wozniak        2       Awards
  David Johnson          2       Elections, Conference
  Brian Milliron         3       Membership
  Roy Sovis              4       Technology
  Brian Stephens         4       Technology
  Amy Striegle           5       Membership
  George Chapp          5        Technology
  Stan Masters          6        Treasurer
  Marsha A. Lewis       7        Awards, Olympiad
  Sean McBrady          8        Olympiad, Conference
  Carolyn Frischman     8        Olympiad
  Scott Roberts         9        Olympiad
  Heather Wolf          9        Awards, Elections
  Chad Zwolinski        10

                                         MCSS Executive Team
                                  Name                Position              Committees
                             Annie Whitlock          President
                             Rebecca Bush         President-Elect           Membership
                             Carol Egbo            Past President
                             Dave Johnson            Secretary          Elections, Conference
                             Stan Masters            Treasurer
                             Evan Rokicki      NCSS Delegate At-Large          Awards
                             Adam Lincoln           Technology          Elections, Technology

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Keynote Speakers

     Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group.
     He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of
     Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the
     development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He
     received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award from the
     National Council for the Social Studies in 2014. He holds a B.A. in
     history from Brown University and a M.A. in Liberal Studies from
     Dartmouth College. After college, he taught high school history in
     Thetford, Vermont.

     Karen Thomas-Brown            is an Associate Professor of Social
     Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. While completing
     doctoral studies in geography at the University of the West Indies
     (Mona), she was granted a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete
     portions of her Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool in the UK. Her
     Ph.D. research focused on the development of secondary towns in
     Jamaica, and covered themes related to globalization, global local
     dynamics, and urban development and planning.

                                  Mike Thompson          is the editorial
                                  cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press.
                                  His work is syndicated to more than
                                  400 publications. Thompson, who
                                  draws for USA Today on a regular
                                  basis, has had his work reprinted in
                                  such publications as Time, Newsweek,
                                  Forbes, The New York Times and The
                                  Wall Street Journal. In addition, his
                                  cartoons have been featured on CNN,
                                  C-SPAN, The CBS Evening News, PBS,
                                  the Today show and the Fox News
                                  Network. His work has won numerous
                                  awards.

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Schedule of Sessions                                          Day 1 – Friday March 23
8:30-8:50am Conference Orientation
Welcome to MCSS 2018: C’s the Day! Creating a C3 Classroom
Presented by Annie Whitlock, MCSS President & Sean McBrady, MCSS Conference Chair
Room 100

9:00-9:50am: Session 1                                                            Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                 Audience       Focus Area

The Updated Social Studies Standards                                               K-12         Social Studies
Presented by Jim Cameron, Michigan Department of Education                      Supervisors      Assessment
Room 103

A Michigan Social Studies Standards update with an emphasis on the grade levels and standards most
impacted and the assessment implications.

DIA Away: Think Like an Artist                                                      K-5         Social Studies
Presented by Gallery Staff, Detroit Institute of Arts
Room 104

DIA Away: Think Like an Artist is a free, mobile interactive classroom. Participants will discover some of the
ways artists think and try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations.

Using DBQs to Engage Students in Authentic Historical Thinking and                 6-12         Social Studies
Inquiry
Presented by Imali Kent, DBQ Project
Room 201

The DBQ Project was created to help teachers help students at ALL grade levels read with understanding,
think straight, and write clearly. Our engaging questions and use of primary and secondary sources give
students the opportunity to investigate history from a variety of perspectives, and support discussion and
debate as students clarify their own ideas and write evidence-based arguments. Highlighting our newly
released Mini-Qs in Economics and Geography, participants will gain a solid overview of The DBQ Project
materials and understand how our resources and pedagogy align with the current shifts in social studies
education.

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9:00-9:50am: Session 1 (continued)                                              Primary       Discipline or
                                                                               Audience       Focus Area

How to Incorporate and Manage Inquiry-Based Projects                              K-8          Geography
Presented by Jamie Hales, Frankenmuth School District                                          Technology
Room 202

The session will showcase how to incorporate a student led inquiry project, using the geographic inquiry
process, into the classroom. It will also include helpful hints on how to use technology to help manage an
inquiry-based project. Attendees will leave ready to start their own inquiry based project with their
students.

Let's Get Fiscal                                                                  9-12         Economics
Presented by Derek D'Angelo, Michigan Council on Economic Education                              Civics
Room 203                                                                                       US History

Lessons from Understanding Fiscal Responsibility will be demonstrated and shared. UFR consists of 15
standards-aligned lessons covering aspects of U.S. History, Civics/Government and Economics, and is
designed to enable high school students to understand the trade-offs of public policy and develop the
ability to articulate their own positions. The session will help educators to teach students about the
complexities of the federal budget, national debt and budget deficit, within the framework of economics
and personal finance.

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9:00-9:50am: Session 1 (continued)                                              Primary       Discipline or
                                                                               Audience       Focus Area

National Geographic Educator Certification                                        K-12          Geography
Presented by Cindy Bloom, Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

Join hundreds of educators around the world in completing the National Geographic Educator Certification
process! This workshop will act as Phase 1 and launch you on to Phases 2 and 3. The Nat Geo Educational
Community supports and utilizes the Nat Geo Learning Framework, focused on inquiry and exploration.

#TeachLocal with iCivics                                                          6-12            Civics
Presented by Kymberli Wregglesworth, Onaway Secondary School                                   Technology
Computer Lab

Join an iCivics Master Teacher to learn how to #TeachLocal with iCivics and the National Association of
Counties. Focus on one lesson (County Government) and play one game together (Counties Work), and also
look into the separate middle school and high school civic action projects, County Solutions. This session is
in a computer lab but you may bring your own device if you prefer.

10:00am-4:00pm – Featured Attraction
Think Like an Artist - Open House                                                 K-12        Social Studies
Presented by DIA Gallery Staff
Location: South Parking Lot - DIA Away Mobile Classroom

Head outside to the DIA Away interactive classroom, where participants will discover some of the ways
artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on
stations.

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10:00-10:50am: Session 2                                                        Primary        Discipline or
                                                                               Audience        Focus Area

Assessment Literacy                                                              K-12         Social Studies
Presented by Jim Gullen, Michigan Assessment Consortium                       Supervisors      Assessment
Room 103

To increase Assessment “Literacy,” the Michigan Assessment Consortium spearheaded the development of
Assessment Literacy Standards. An assessment literate individual is one who understands how student
assessment can enable them to better carry out their role in education, believes that assessment can
improve teaching and learning, and puts activities and behaviors into place to act on these beliefs. MAC’s
goal is to provide a common framework and understanding to assist K-12 educators, students, parents, and
policymakers in becoming more knowledgeable about assessment purposes and effective uses.

Questions, Clues, & Hypotheses: Using Inquiry-Based Strategies in a C3            K-12           History
Classroom                                                                                        Literacy
Presented by Jana Kirchner, JK Consulting
Room 104

Want to design inquiry lessons for social studies, but just aren’t sure how? Learn an easy-to-use
mystery/inquiry strategy that integrates a variety of primary and secondary source clues, engages students
as they answer a historical question, and teaches them to read and think like historians as they make
hypotheses.

History or Hollywood and the C3 Framework                                         6-12           History
Presented by Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University
Room 201

This session will focus on structured instructional strategies for 6-12 teachers which incorporate the C3
Framework through an analysis of media (film and historical documents). Films such as 12 Years a Slave,
The Searchers, and Iron Jawed Angles will be discussed.

A Tale of Two Cities: Detroit and Toronto - Teaching Canada Through PBL           6-8          Geography
Presented by Laurie Erby, Saline Middle School
Room 202

What would the US be like if we had not fought/won the Revolutionary War? Canada and the US have a
rich and powerful history that can be compared through many lenses. Using PBL, students have the
opportunity to see our nation and our neighbor side by side as they develop and note the impact various
events and choices made on both.

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10:00-10:50am: Session 2 (continued)                                               Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                  Audience        Focus Area

Religion in the Classroom: Working with the New C3 Supplement                       6-12            History
Presented by Andrew Askuvich, Institute for Curriculum Resources
Room 203

Education about the world's religious traditions is critical for students as they become global citizens. How
can the new Religious Studies Companion Document for the C3 Framework help you to effectively teach
this challenging topic? Using Judaism as a case study, participants will develop pedagogic content
knowledge including: Teaching about Religion in Public Schools; Jewish Identity; Jewish History and
Teachings; and Connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Geography Everyday: Integrating Geography and Geography into the                     K-5          Geography
Elementary Classroom
Presented by Brandi Platte, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools & Gabi Likavec,
Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

In this session we will share ideas and lessons for integrating social studies (primarily geography) into the K-
5 classroom both through station and warm-up activities and in-depth lessons.

Global Collaboration: Breaking Down the Classroom Walls                             K-12         Social Studies
Presented by Jan Harding, Macomb ISD & Sheila Majask, Chippewa Valley                             Technology
Schools
Computer Lab

There are amazing opportunities out there to connect classrooms around the world! In this session, we will
explore pathways to connect your students with global classrooms, work on solutions to national and
international issues, and share research and presentations on projects they are passionate about.

11:00-11:10am Sponsor Address
Sponsor Presentations
Room 100

      _____________________________________________________________________________

    American History Tours LLC
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11:10am-12:00pm: Session 3 - Friday Keynote
                     Beyond Selfies and Hashtags: New Digital Literacy Curriculum and Assessments
                     Presented by Joel Breakstone, Stanford History Education Group
                     Room 100

                     Having grown up with digital devices, many young people can seamlessly Tweet,
                     post selfies to Instagram, and watch the latest viral videos on YouTube—
                     sometimes all at the same time. But can these digital natives determine who has
                     funded a website or evaluate the evidence provided in a debate on Facebook?
                     This session will explore new curriculum and assessments designed by the
                     Stanford History Education Group to help students evaluate online content.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch
Buffet Lunch and Announcements
Room 100

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1:00-1:50pm: Session 4                                                            Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                 Audience        Focus Area

Building Reading Like a Historian Lessons: Strategies and Design                    6-12           History
Principles                                                                                         Literacy
Presented by Joel Breakstone, Stanford History Education Group
Room 103

Participants will explore the design principles of the Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like a
Historian curriculum and learn strategies for constructing engaging, accessible inquiry-based history
lessons.

Developing Inquiry through Art                                                      K-12        Social Studies
Presented by Sue Troia, Detroit Institute of Arts
Room 104

Teachers will be introduced to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a protocol that engages students in open-
ended, inquiry-based discussions of art, sharing their observations and interpretations as well as the
evidence they see that supports their thinking. Through these collaborative peer-to-peer discussions,
students practice skills in deeper looking, critical analysis, and communication.

Action Civics and the C3 Classroom                                                  9-12            Civics
Presented by Brian Halberg, Mikva Challenge
Room 201

The session will provide an introduction to the Action Civics 6-step process and its role in supporting the C-
3 educator and classroom. The six step model asks students to examine their communities, identify
important issues, conduct issue research, analyze power, develop strategies, and take action to impact
policy – while reflecting throughout.

Classroom Government for the Elementary Classroom                                    K-8            Civics
Presented by Ruth Cummins, Chippewa Valley Schools retired                                        Economics
Room 202

Classroom government is a hands on/minds on yearlong activity that immerses students in civic and
economic education. Students write legislation to make changes in their classroom. The bill goes through
the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial review before becoming law. Classroom dollars is an
essential component.

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1:00-1:50pm: Session 4 (continued)                                                        Primary         Discipline or
                                                                                         Audience         Focus Area

Michigan History Day®: Spark for the Inquiry Arc                                           K-12              History
Presented by Amy Bradfield, Historical Society of Michigan                              Supervisors
Room 203

Michigan History Day® is an educational competition designed to encourage students in grades 4 – 12 to
explore historical subjects through hands-on study. Students participating in the program use all four
dimensions of the Inquiry Arc from the C3 Framework. Participants will learn about resources to start the
program at any school.

Teaching Social Studies in Stories that Stick (Combining ELA & Social Studies)               K-5         Social Studies
Presented by Cindy Gosser, Social Studies School Services                                                  Literacy
Room 205

For thousands of years, stories have helped us create order and make connections between events. Teaching Social
Studies thru a story structure helps students understand concepts that are difficult to comprehend in the traditional
social studies curriculum. As an added bonus, for all of us who have trouble finding time to teach social studies and
need to combine it with literacy to cover our ELA standards, using the narrative of a story is the perfect match. In this
workshop, we will create the setting, create the characters, build background knowledge, face a critical incident and
participate in a concluding event.

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1:00-1:50pm: Session 4 (continued)                                                  Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                   Audience        Focus Area

Classroom Maps Also Teach Reading and Math                                             K-5         Geography
Presented by Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

Research results are coming in – making classroom maps, the right way, can help problem readers and
math-phobes at least as much as the same minutes of additional reading and math. This session explores
why this is true; participants build a model and get access to a website of materials.

GlobalXplorer in the Classroom                                                        6-12         Geography
Presented by Cindy Bloom, Michigan Geographic Alliance                                             Technology
Computer Lab

Empower your students to become involved in real world archaeology! Explore the crowd source platform,
GlobalXplorer (initiated by Sarah Parcack, Ted Talk prize winner) which allows students to join thousands of
individuals worldwide in identifying new sites and protecting archaeological sites from looting.

                            Visit the MCSS 2018 Sponsors
        Located in the first floor atrium and on the second floor landing, our sponsors are here to learn
        about your needs and interests and to share information, resources, and new materials to
        support the teaching and learning of social studies in Michigan. We encourage you to meet
        them all to thank them for being here and for their sponsorship of this conference, and to
        learn about their programs and materials.

2:00-2:50pm: Session 5
Teaching Social Studies Inquiry and Writing with Sources to English                  6-12         Social Studies
Learners                                                                          Supervisors       Literacy
Presented by Chauncey Monte-Sano & Mar Estrada, University of Michigan
Room 103

Writing and reasoning with sources are key disciplinary practices that support historical understanding,
civic efficacy, and success in high school and college. We share six tested “disciplinary literacy tools” that
structure an inquiry process and support a wide range of middle school students in learning these key
disciplinary practices.

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2:00-2:50pm: Session 5 (continued)                                              Primary       Discipline or
                                                                               Audience       Focus Area

Discover U.S. History with National Geographic Learning                          6-12           History
Presented by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning
Room 104

Are you a U.S. History Teacher? Discover history through National Geographic Explorers, Primary Sources,
and more, including Literacy/Assessment Support. National Geographic U.S. History American Stories (for
middle school) and National Geographic U.S. History American Through the Lens present high-interest,
student friendly records of the history of the United States. National Geographic Learning’s newest core U.S.
History programs reflect the National Geographic mission by fostering empathy and tolerance, and
empowering students to take an active role in the events that make history every day. Students become
stewards of the past—and learn what it means to be an active, responsible citizen. They are encouraged to
examine the impact of their own choices on themselves and others; to think critically and carefully about
ideas and actions; to become lifelong learners and teachers; and to advocate for the greater good as leaders
in their communities.

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2:00-2:50pm: Session 5 (continued)                                               Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                Audience        Focus Area

HIPPO: Providing Deeper Analysis for Primary Sources                               6-12           History
Presented by Geoff Wickersham, Birmingham Groves High School                                      Literacy
Room 201

Using the acronym HIPPO, teachers will work with American history primary sources and hone their
analytical skills using historical context, intended audience, purpose, point of view, and outside
information. This will be a hands-on, interactive workshop that will be primarily for high school teachers
but can be applied by middle school teachers as well.

A Model of Social Studies Leadership                                               K-12        Social Studies
Presented by Pam Jones, Nicole Pemberton & Sheila Majask, Chippewa              Supervisors
Valley Schools
Room 202

Chippewa Valley Schools has developed a structure and system for leadership in Social Studies that works
for all stakeholders. This session will be an overview of the CVS story from the perspective of a district
curriculum administrator and two lead Social Studies teachers. This session is for teacher leaders and
supervisors looking for guidance and insight into how another district makes Social Studies work.

Economics...It's Elementary                                                         K-5          Economics
Presented by Zita Burton, Utica Community Schools retired & Derek
D’Angelo, Michigan Council on Economic Education
Room 203

Learn about the exciting world of elementary economics and entrepreneurship through the Mini-Society
program. In addition, $marthpath, Kiddynomics, the Personal Finance Printables workbook, and other
examples of how to integrate economics into elementary classrooms will be explored.

Impact of Genocide: Teaching about Genocide using the Armenian Case                6-12           History
Presented by Dikran Kaligian, The Genocide Education Project                                    Geography
Room 205                                                                                        Economics

Presenting the Armenian Genocide, we will show the patterns of genocide and its many stages. Using the
Armenian case, we will also delve into the economics of genocide and the significance of the geography of
the Armenian people, weaving in survivor testimonies and source materials.

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                                                                             Audience       Focus Area

Watershed Wonders                                                                K-8         Geography
Presented by Marty Mater, Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

Wonder how water is used and reused? Wonder how water can be used to regionalize the state of
Michigan and the United States? Compare the major watersheds of our country using population and
available water resources. Activities combine geography and science to teach basic water and watershed
concepts. Materials provided.

Using Classcraft to Facilitate a Standards-Based Classroom                      K-12       Social Studies
Presented by Kymberli Wregglesworth, Onaway High School                                     Technology
Computer Lab

Considering converting your classroom to standards-based grading? Interested in gamifying your
classroom? See how Classcraft can help you do both! Classcraft is a gamified learning platform that
encourages participation, collaboration, and good behavior. Combining it with standards-based grading can
make your class exciting, interactive, and increase student learning.

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3:00-4:00pm: Session 6                                                             Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                  Audience       Focus Area

World History: C3 Style                                                             6-12            History
Presented by Anthony Salciccioli, Clarenceville High School
Room 103

Participants will be presented with a world history course on Moodle that took fits current Michigan High
School Content Expectations into the C3 framework.

Holocaust Education within the C3 Framework                                         6-12            History
Presented by Tim Constant & Robin Axelrod, Holocaust Memorial Center
Room 104

This session will show participants how to use Echoes and Reflections, the Holocaust Memorial Center's
comprehensive Holocaust education program, within the C3 Framework Dimension 2, Applying Disciplinary
Concepts and Tools for Geography and History and Dimension 3, Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence.

Teaching the Declaration                                                            6-12            History
Presented by Glen Auten, Birmingham Schools & Ginnie Holloway,
Rochester Community Schools
Room 201

This session highlights a variety of instructional strategies for teaching the Declaration of Independence
and will engage teachers in ways that students can use historical thinking skills and inquiry to investigate
the question: Why did some people in colonial America believe they had the right to form their own
country?

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution - How We the Students               K-12             Civics
become We the People                                                             Supervisors
Presented by Ellen Zwarenstyn, Michigan Center for Civic Education
Room 202

We will explore the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” curriculum plus share the research
on its effectiveness. Through simulated Congressional hearings, increased knowledge, efficacy, and
community development, we will introduce the James Madison Legacy Project - professional learning and
resources for teachers interested in advancing participatory, student-centered learning grounded in the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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3:00-4:00pm: Session 6 (continued)                                                 Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                  Audience       Focus Area

Data Literacy for Social Studies: Opportunities and Challenges                      K-12        Social Studies
Presented by Tamara Shreiner, Grand Valley State University                                       Literacy
Room 203

This session will present research on the role of data visualizations in Social Studies, and how students use
data visualizations in service of Social Studies inquiry. Session participants will be asked to engage in
conversations about the opportunities and challenges of incorporating data literacy into the existing Social
Studies curriculum.

Student Travel                                                                      K-12            History
Presented by American History Tours
Room 205

Have you ever wanted to provide a travel experience with your students? Perhaps you've thought of
showing them Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston or Colonial Williamsburg. There are
hundreds of locations filled with fascinating history. Students can learn so much more by visiting rather
than simply reading about it in a textbook. Learn what it takes to give your students a trip of a lifetime.

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3:00-4:00pm: Session 6 (continued)                                             Primary   Discipline or
                                                                              Audience   Focus Area

Fun with the Giant Michigan Map and Family Geography Night                      K-5       Geography
Presented by Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 206

We will walk through linking the giant maps and Family Geography Night
kits to classroom learning and how they can be used to engage families
and communities in learning.

Engaging with Technology: It's All Fun and Games!                               K-12     Social Studies
Presented by Sheila Majask, Chippewa Valley Schools & Jan Harding,                        Technology
Macomb ISD
Computer Lab

In this session, participants will experience a variety of Social Studies
games and interactives to increase engagement, stimulate critical thinking,
and reinforce key ideas using free technology resources that can be used in
class, in stations, or for individual practice.

Fun with Giant Continent Maps and Family Geography Night                        6-12      Geography
Presented by Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

We will walk through linking the giant maps and Family Geography Night
kits to classroom learning and how they can be used to engage families
and communities in learning

4:00-6:00pm – Sponsored Social Session (Off Site)
Big History Happy Hour
Please join us for appetizers and socializing
sponsored by the Big History Project!
Location: Bar Louie at Partridge Creek Mall
Presented by Big History Project

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Schedule of Sessions                                      Day 2 – Saturday March 24
8:30-9:00am: Welcome Presentations
MCSS and Sponsor Presentations
Room 100

9:00-9:50am: Session 1 – Saturday Morning Keynote

                         How the concept mapping methodology became an empowerment tool:
                         Building ownership and trajectories to teachers' learning and professional
                         development about diversity and inclusion

                         Presented by Karen Thomas-Brown, University of Michigan-Dearborn
                         Room 100

                                                                                  Primary        Discipline or
10:00-10:50am: Session 2                                                         Audience        Focus Area

Culturally Responsive Social Studies Classrooms                                    K-12         Social Studies
Presented by Karen Thomas-Brown, University of Michigan-Dearborn                Supervisors
Room 103

This session will use social studies examples and illustrations to focus on teaching strategies and
conversations that can help classroom practices become more culturally responsive.

Teaching Controversial Issues on the Classroom: Strategies for Facilitation         6-12              Civics
and Inquiry
Presented by Ian Fried, Close Up Foundation
Room 104

Facilitating classroom discussions on controversial topics is more challenging than ever. Drawing from the
Close Up Foundation's 45+ years of experience, this session will provide teachers with facilitation
techniques, inquiry exercises, issue resources and debate/discussion structures that engage students to
consider all sides while promoting an inclusive classroom environment.

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                                                                              Audience       Focus Area

Is All History Worth Remembering?                                                 9-12           History
Presented by David Hales, Wayne RESA
Room 201

This compelling question is explored through the modeling of the lesson, "Collective Memory: Memorials
and Monuments." Each participant will receive the book, Germany in Focus, from the Goethe Institute
containing lessons, a resource disk, and a large map of Germany. Other resources and professional
opportunities will be shared.

Implementing Text Dependent Analysis                                               K-8          Literacy
Presented by Michigan Reading Association: Alicia Kubacki, Bay-Arenac ISD
& Lisa Rivard, Macomb ISD
Room 202

We will practice a Text Dependent Analysis and then actively use texts to design other practice TDAs for the
3-7th grade classroom.

Bridge Building Meets Archaeology!                                                K-12           History
Presented by Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University & James Robertson,
Michigan Department of Transportation
Room 203

Want to dig into some cool history? Then come learn how the Michigan Department of Transportation
discovered and excavated a significant prehistoric Anishinabek site! DVDs of inquiry-based lessons and
teacher resources will be provided to all participants.

Interdisciplinary Learning for a Changing Planet                                   6-8         Geography
Presented by Jill McGinn, Teacher Consultant for Michigan Geographic
Alliance, Teacher Consultant for Population Education
Room 207

Teach about global challenges to the planet and human well-being by approaching topics through the lens
of science, social studies, math and language arts. Engage in theme-based, hands-on activities that address
population growth, land use, climate change and social equity issues. Receive electronic lesson plan
matched to the C3 Framework.

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10:00-10:50am: Session 2 (continued)                                       Primary       Discipline or
                                                                          Audience       Focus Area

Education for the Real World with EVERFI                                      K-12        Economics
Presented by Samantha du Preez, EverFi                                                    Technology
Computer Lab

Prepare your students with the real-world skills they need - financial literacy, civics education,
entrepreneurship fundamentals, and more. Our sponsorship model brings more than 150 privately-funded
online lessons into the classroom at no cost. Our interface is intuitive and timesaving, and our local
implementation team is here to provide support.

                   Michigan Social Studies Olympiad

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11:00-11:50am: Session 3                                                           Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                  Audience        Focus Area

Innovation Isn't Just for STEAM: Empowering Students in the Social                   K-12        Social Studies
Studies Classroom
Presented by Bryan Lindstrom, Rochester Community Schools
Room 103

This session is about how to move from engagement to empowerment in the social studies classroom. I
teach AP Economics, and I had many reservations of giving up control in my classroom to help empower
students. Through the Question Formulation Technique and different assessment strategies, teachers can
get more student voice in social studies classroom.

Addressing Social Justice Issues through the Arts - Resources and                    9-12        Social Studies
Principles
Presented by Darin Stockdill, University of Michigan
Room 104

In this workshop, we will explore new, freely available resources for engaging students in meaningful
discussion and learning around tough social issues, including police violence, racism, and gender-based
violence. We will also discuss design principles for the development of a safe classroom climate that allows
diverse students to learn, participate, and even take artful action.

Rome, Vikings, Ming, and ISIS: The Causes of Historic Events                         6-12           History
Presented by Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic Alliance                                           Geography
Room 201

Many people have tried to discern “useful” causal principles in historic events like the fall of Rome, the
Vikings, the collapse of the Ming Dynasty, or the rise of ISIS. This session features new student activities
about how to interpret the “lessons of history” and apply them to modern issues.

Patriot Week                                                                        K-12              Civics
Presented by Judge Michael Warren, Patriot Week Founder & Tara                   Supervisors         History
Heywood, Portage Public Schools
Room 202

Patriot Week renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other
Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history.
Many of our current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We
need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. Anchored by the key dates
of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorist attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day - the
anniversary of the signing of the Constitution), the schedule for each day has a separate focus.

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11:00-11:50am: Session 3 (continued)                                              Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                 Audience       Focus Area

Lewis & Clark Learning Stations                                                     6-12          History
Presented by Mike Mansour, Hawk Woods Nature Center                                              Geography
Room 203

Plan to make a set of learning stations featuring six aspects of the journey of Lewis and Clark and their
Corps of Discovery. Each learning station will have all of the materials for you to make your own set
including graphics, student directions and teacher's plans.

Global Concepts for Young People, Stories, Lessons and Activities to                 K-5        Social Studies
Teach Children About the World                                                                    Literacy
Presented by Becky Hunt, International Center for Leadership in Education
Room 207

Create your C3 classroom based on 5 Global Concepts; Change, Interdependence, Culture, Scarcity, and
Power. Connected to C3 and ELA standards, Becky Hunt, the author of "Global Concepts for Young People,"
will share stories and lessons and activities to teach your students about themselves, their community and
the world!

Google Maps and Earth in the Classroom                                              6-12         Geography
Presented by George Purdu, Wyandotte Public Schools                                                History
Computer Lab                                                                                     Technology

Google Maps provides a way for students to keep a map portfolio as a year-long project. Students can
create layers and add specific information for different areas that are being taught. Google Maps is also
now available as a browser-run application which is excellent for chrome books.

11:50-12:50am: Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Lunch and Awards Ceremony
Presented by MCSS Awards Committee
Room 100

          Nominate Great Social Studies Educators!
  Do you know an amazing social studies student or teacher? All MCSS Members are eligible to nominate
  students and teachers for MCSS Awards, given annually at the MCSS conference. Check the MCSS website
  (mcssmi.org) or email awards@mcssmi.org for more information about nominating someone for 2019.

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2018 Award Winners
          Elementary Educator of the Year
             Theresa VanSickle
  Collins Elementary School, Utica Community Schools

        Middle School Educator of the Year
                  Amy Striegle
 Hamilton Middle School, Hamilton Community Schools

         High School Educator of the Year
                 Adam Lincoln
        Ithaca High School, Ithaca Public Schools

          High School Student of the Year
             Alex VanDeWeghe
        Ithaca High School, Ithaca Public Schools

         Middle School Student of the Year
               Camille O’Mara
Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Public Schools System

         Mel Miller Award for Stewardship
                  Brian Folmar
               Shrine of the Little Flower

Terry Kuseske Award for Promotion of Tolerance
            Kelli Phillips-Herrick
  Roose Elementary School, Center Line Public Schools

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1:00-1:50pm: Session 4 Keynote – Saturday Afternoon Keynote

                                                             Cartoons in the Classroom
                                                             Mike Thompson, Editorial Cartoonist,
                                                             Detroit Free Press
                                                             Room 100

              MCSS Journal+
 The MCSS Memorandum is now the MCSS Journal+.
 This new format allows for peer reviewed articles in the
 journal portion of this publication in the back and for
 other items and columns to appear in the first part of
 the publication. In order to access the full Journal+ you
 will have to be a member of the Michigan Council for
 the Social Studies.

 Journal Editorial Board
 Bob Pettapiece, Editor, Wayne State University (retired)
 Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury, Grand Valley University
 Carol Bacak-Egbo, Chief Archivist/Historian for Oakland
 County Parks
 Cetaura Bell, Teacher, Detroit, MI
 Sharon Elliott, Faculty & Assistant Dean of Teacher
 Education, Wayne State University (retired)
 Wei Cao, Marygrove College
 Sabrina Smith-Campbell, Former Teacher, Detroit, MI

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2:00-2:50pm: Session 5                                                                Primary        Discipline or
                                                                                     Audience        Focus Area

Visual Literacy in the Digital Age                                                      K-12         Social Studies
Presented by Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press
Room 103

Much has been made about fake news, but cartoons, memes and photo mashups about politics and current events
can be just as misleading - and young people encounter this sort of content all the time. This session will explore:
     How to interpret the message of visuals such as cartoons, memes and photo mashups on politics and current
        events that are everywhere on social media.
     How to gauge the validity of visual message and be an intelligent consumer of such content.
     How students might create your own visual messages.

Michigan and the Great War: Commemorating the Anniversary of World                      9-12            History
War I in Your Classroom
Presented by David Hales, Wayne RESA
Room 104

Michigan recently established a World War 1 Centennial Commission. This session is designed for teachers
to learn about the many educational resources available to teach and commemorate Michigan's
involvement in the war. Resources will be provided and a sample lesson modeled.

Geo-Inquiry in the Middle School Classroom                                              6-12          Geography
Presented by Jenna Purdu, Wyandotte Public Schools                                                     History
Room 201                                                                                               Literacy

After attending the Summer Institute at National Geographic headquarters in D.C. and applying the Geo-
Inquiry Process into my own classroom, I am ready to help guide other educators through an introduction
of Geo-Inquiry. I will provide a realistic viewpoint of making Geo-Inquiry work with about 200 students and
in a small, self-contained classroom. This session will introduce participants to: Ask, Collect, Visualize,
Create, and Act. The participants will engage in the Ask Phase and the Collect Phase.

Are We The People in a Constitutional Crisis?                                           6-12             Civics
Presented by Judge and Constitutional Law Professor Michael Warren,                                     History
Patriot Week Founder
Room 202

By thinking in terms of constitutional principles and the constitutional design, we explore a framework for
navigating the hyperbole and hyper-partisanship of today. Drawing on history and constitutional law, Judge
Warren will present various analytical frameworks which can be used by educators and students to address
this profound topic.

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2:00-2:50pm: Session 5 (continued)                                               Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                Audience       Focus Area

Big History Project: Reading, Writing & Routines                                  6-12           History
Presented by Angelina Kreger, Big History Project
Room 203
Teaching history means teaching reading and writing. In this session, Big History Project (BHP) teachers
share their experiences integrating evidenced-based BHP reading, writing, and historical inquiry routines in
their classrooms. Every student can be successful with explicit instruction and specific feedback. Let’s
examine the systematic way Big History unlocks students’ potential and ingenuity.

Identifying and Reducing Bias                                                      K-12       Social Studies
Presented by Melissa Kiesewetter, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Room 205
The purpose of this presentation is to help educators develop materials, write lesson plans and choose
resources that are inclusive and free of bias. The presentation will define and categorize biased language
and inclusive language, will provide methods for identifying and reducing bias and will offer resources.
There will be an opportunity for participant interaction to give examples, share best practices and offer
resources.

Do You DBQ – Digitally?                                                           6-12        Social Studies
Presented by Imali Kent, DBQ Project                                                           Technology
Computer Lab
Using engaging questions and primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives, The DBQ
Project was created to help teachers help students read with understanding, think straight, and write
clearly. Come discover strategies on breaking down a DBQ so that all learners can learn how to think like
historians, engage in historical debate, and write evidence-based arguments. Showcasing our newly
released Mini-Qs in Geography and Economics, participants will have the opportunity to experience DBQs
through our new digital platform, DBQ Online. All participants will receive two-week digital trial.

                    MCSS 2018 Conference Committee
  In addition to the MCSS Board of Directors, several volunteers were instrumental in planning MCSS 2018.
  Please thank them if you see them! They are:
      Derek D’Angelo, Utica Community Schools                Marty Mater, Michigan Geographic Alliance
      Nancy Domke, Stoney Creek Schoolhouse                  Heather Novey, Romeo Community Schools
      Nate Domke, Utica Community Schools                    Louna Obeid, South Lake Schools
      Molly Gale, Warren Consolidated Schools                Nicole Pemberton, Chippewa Valley Schools
      Rebecca Gillich, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools          Brandi Platte, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools
      David Hales, Wayne RESA                                Danielle Roeser, Romeo Community Schools
      Gabi Likavec, Michigan Geographic Alliance             Theresa Van Sickle, Utica Community Schools
      Stephanie Mahar, Warren Woods Public Schools           Kate Walczy, Warren Woods Public Schools

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3:00-3:50pm: Session 6                                                           Primary       Discipline or
                                                                                Audience       Focus Area

Sowing the Seeds of Hope                                                         K-12            History
Presented by Richard Gleason, Freedom Rider                                                       Civics
Room 100
                          In the 1950s, Reverend Richard Gleason worked seven days a week on the
                          south side of Chicago, redirecting tough kids from their anti-social activities to
                          pro-social programs. He hung out with them, became part of their lives,
                          learned about their culture, and earned their trust. In June 1961, he would
                          become the 59th Freedom Rider and made the trek from Montgomery, Ala. to
                          Jackson, Miss. where he was arrested with hundreds of others who rode into
                          Mississippi between May and September. Almost six decades later, Reverend
                          Gleason is still passionate about bringing hope to those in need.

Simulation Games Guide Inquiry and Connect Content Areas and Grade                 K-8        Social Studies
Levels                                                                                         Geography
Presented by Carol Gersmehl & Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic
Alliance
Room 201

We use simulation games to ask questions whose answers are multiple, have important consequences, and
focus on real times and places. The sequence of simulations (plus clickable maps) connect elementary
grade levels (3, 4, 5, 6, 8) and focus on geography and history content for Michigan and the U.S. We
provide electronic versions.

Teaching Michigan Social Studies Content Through a Tribal Perspective -           K-12        Social Studies
Online PD for Classroom Teachers                                               Supervisors
Presented by Sam Morseau, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi & Jacob Gentry,
EduPaths/Genesee ISD
Room 202

Since time immemorial, indigenous education has influenced communities through cultural teachings.
Come explore FREE, relevant resources that provide a tribal and cultural perspective in the Social Studies
disciplines and will enable teachers to upgrade how they help students meet the content expectations.

Voters Not Politicians: Engaging Citizens in Democracy                             9-12            Civics
Presented by Shari Rose, Voters Not Politicians
Room 203

This session will focus on sharing the story of Voters Not Politicians as an example of a grassroots
contemporary effort to ensure that all votes count by having citizens engage in promoting a ballot initiative
to end gerrymandering. Educators will gain insight into how Voters Not Politicians has organized citizens
through education, signature gathering, and getting out the vote.

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3:00-3:50pm: Session 6 (continued)                                            Primary       Discipline or
                                                                             Audience       Focus Area

Fun with the Giant Michigan Map and Family Geography Night                      K-5         Geography
Presented by Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 206

We will walk through linking the giant maps and Family Geography Night kits to classroom learning and
how they can be used to engage families and communities in learning

Fun with Giant Continent Maps and Family Geography Night                       6-12         Geography
Presented by Michigan Geographic Alliance
Room 207

We will walk through linking the giant maps and Family Geography Night kits to classroom learning and
how they can be used to engage families and communities in learning

3:50-4:15pm General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting
Presided by Annie Whitlock, MCSS President
Room 100

                              Conference Evaluation
      Thank you for attending the MCSS 2018
      Conference! We hope next year’s
      conference is even better, but we need your
      help to make that happen. Please complete
      the MCSS 2018 Conference evaluation form
      here (or use the QR Code to access:

      https://goo.gl/forms/JOonOXDYnV7sqgdx2

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Thank You Partners and Sponsors

American History Tours LLC

Special Thanks to MCSS 2018 Host
                        Board of Education:
                        John A. Bozymowski, President
                        Theresa J. Genest, Vice President
                        Edward V. Farley, Treasurer
                        Donald R. Hubler, Secretary
                        Brian White, Trustee

                        Michael R. DeVault, Superintendent
                        Dr. Alesia Flye, Chief Academic Officer

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