The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.
Teachers can develop literacy skills, citizenship, and cultural awareness in students by pairing ideas from commonly taught novels with current issues to make learning relevant and meaningful for students.
James Madison Fellows will share challenging, innovative, teacher-developed lessons using best-practice instructional strategies and standards engaging students in studying and evaluating Constitutional principles such as justice and the general welfare.
This session will demonstrate literacy strategies aligned with the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies for teaching about controversial issues using song lyrics as non-fiction text sources.
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.