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Balancing Literacy and Elementary Social Studies: A-Z Strategies

From primary sources to current events, today's teachers have tremendous access to information for balancing literacy with elementary social studies. This poster session shares tradebooks, technology and A-Z literacy strategies.

Best Practice in Thoughtful Elementary Social Studies

Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session on best practices in elementary school social studies.

I Lost My Book, but I DID Study!!

Many students, especially those with learning disabilities or executive functioning difficulties, need explicit instruction to organize time, materials and information. Explore strategies to close the resulting achievement gap.

Windows to Ourselves: Integrating Literature & Thematic Units into History

Common Core requires us to be literacy teachers. Discover ways to incorporate literature, poetry, music, and film into thematic units guided by Essential Questions that connect to students. Materials provided!

A Window View of APARTY

Primary sources are the heart of an engaging course in history. Learn concrete strategies (APARTY) for analyzing primary sources and methods for in-depth analysis aligned to Common Core.

History as Verb: American Revolution and the War of 1812

Tablets and eBooks can encourage students to “do history.” Two NCSS endorsed iBooks, “It’s 1776: Should I Stay or Go?” and “It’s 1812: Who Won the War?", will be highlighted.

A Literacy-Based Approach to Teaching Tolerance in the 21st Century

Participants will preview a new K-12 curriculum that connects multicultural content, culturally relevant instruction, and the rigor of the Common Core literacy standards. This session focuses on media literacy.

Social Studies Teachers--Teachers of the Past and Future

Teaching students how our government works is challenging. Teaching students to participate as future voters and leaders in government is critical!

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!

Using Visuals to Promote Inquiry and Higher-Level Questioning Skills

This session will present visual images (such as paintings and photographs) to encourage students to generate questions that promote inquiry and higher-level thinking about content.


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