2014 Conference Session Schedule


Following is a preliminary list of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that have been accepted for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. This list is subject to change. A finalized program, including rooms and times will be available prior to the conference. Sessions and poster presentations are held on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22. Workshops will be held Sunday, November 23. The list of pre-conference clinics, offered on Thursday, November 21, can be found here.

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  • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am    121

      A handful of Vietnam veterans and educators have developed one of the country’s most comprehensive courses on the Vietnam War. Learn how to integrate “The Lessons of Vietnam” into your school and community.

      Bob Matthews, Joe Harsch, Bridge Back Foundation, Cary, NC; Bill Dixon, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Raleigh, NC

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am    Exhibit Hall Classroom A

      The Keizai Koho Center organizes a ten-day fellowship to Japan in the summer that allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.

      Donna Lee Siple, Isao Tanaka, Keizai Koho Center Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am    104

      Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

      Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am    Exhibit Hall Classroom B

      Learn how to immediately use NEFE's free, noncommercial personal finance materials, including turnkey curriculum for grades 8-12 and other new online resources. Leave with lesson ideas and online resources. www.hsfpp.org

      Susan Sharkey, National Foundation for Financial Education, Denver, CO

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am    120

      2012 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award Recipient
      n the "Voices of Vegas" oral history project, students will document and publish longtime Las Vegas area residents' stories, helping to build a sense of community. Participants will learn how to successfully implement their own oral history projects to include Common Core alignment, utlizing social history, teacher and community collaboration, and fostering student presentation skills.

      Jeffrey Hinton, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV

  • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    124

      Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in core ELA standards and are applicable in geography instruction. Explore active learning strategies and practices used to teach them in geography classrooms.

      Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    276

      We will analyze the depiction of urban education in HBO’s "The Wire" and discuss how this series can help student teachers reflect upon critical incidents from their field placements.

      Timothy Patterson, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US; Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    126

      Practice global citizenship in your classroom using your local farmer’s market. Participants will explore economics, geography and sustainability practices through the use of mobile devices, iPads and the global classroom.

      Theodore Green, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, US; Thomas Zinselmeyer, Saint Louis University High School, St Louis, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    240

      Our students’ lives are saturated with new apps, 30-second video clips and Internet memes. Come learn how leveraging these tools can help you stay relevant and digitize your classroom!

      Brian Furgione, Milwee Middle School/Seminole County Public Schools, Longwood, FL, US; Jason Dumont, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    267

      Learn how NCSS Notable Trade Books can promote global perspective development. Hear inspiring stories, engage in instructional strategies, and leave with a new awareness of how others live! Materials provided.

      Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    280

      Teachers and curricular leaders will learn how a Big Ideas approach to social studies curriculum has helped students become global thinkers and how online learning environments have made customization possible.

      Robb Virgin, Levi P. Dodge Middle School, Farmington, MN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    105

      For decades segregated professional African-American baseball teams played across the country. Hear the history of the Negro Leagues, learn ways to engage students by using literature, and receive materials.

      Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO, US; Karen Muir, Annapolis, MD, US; Carole Boston Weatherford, High Point, NC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    275

      Before the information superhighway, there was the Eurasian superhighway. Get your students excited about this ancient conduit of commerce, culture, and creeds! Lessons developed with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

      Rylan Sekiguchi, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    265

      Teaching reading and writing skills using a social studies theme ensures productive instructional time spent with both language arts and content skills. Learn how to create innovative, inspiring, theme-based units.

      Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    125

      Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2013 list, classroom activities, and raffle off books.

      Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University- School of Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Cynthia Grady, Washington, DC, US; Sheri Sinykin, Sun Lakes, AZ, US; Kristina Swarner, Chicago, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    101

      In this age of rapid globalization, preparing students to be citizens of the world is paramount. This presentation’s purpose is to demonstrate methods for building global understanding in young learners.

      Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    266

      Family history projects help young students develop historical thinking, interviewing, and presentation skills. This session describes a family history project for elementary students and provides guidelines and materials for teachers.

      Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Sharon Ross, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Holly Swain, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    123

      Stay on the forefront of education reform by incorporating approaches such as STEM and Arts Integration into elementary social studies. Participants will leave with a CD of ideas and activities.

      Tim Johnson, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Laura Pinto, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Shannon Pugh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    100

      Failures, scandals, triumphs, newspaper headlines--we love our reality stars! And its all part of the CCSS! Learn how to bring the reality stars of history into your classroom!

      Kelly Cranstoun, Pearson, Lake Zurich, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    241

      Our approach to RTI with literacy and social studies in diverse first grade classrooms included the use of the classroom teacher, interventionists and college level teacher candidates.

      Corrie Block, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    131

      All teachers interested in attaining or holding National Board certification in social studies--this is the session for you! A former NCSS president (who has gone through initial certification and renewal), a future NCSS president and an executive board member (both of whom hold Board certification) will hold an open discussion on the benefits and ins and outs of certification. Come with your questions.

      Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM, US; Kim O'Neil, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US; Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    102

      Engage ALL students through rigorous critical thinking about media messages related to sustainability and social justice. Free online lessons will be modeled to teach content and build literacy skills.

      Chris Sperry, Ithaca, NY, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    263

      Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court’s historic Hazelwood ruling, we’ll examine the state of the First Amendment on campus and the role of student expression in effective civic education.

      Ellen Austin, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA, US; Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US; Kathy Kuhlmeier, Springfield, MO, US; Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, VA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    264

      This workshop will engage participants in interpreting the geo-history of a century of wildfire suppression, and implications for understanding crucial issues of forest and grassland stewardship, restoration, and sustainability. Handouts provided.

      Kenneth DeMasi, Arizona Council for the Social Studies, Mesa, AZ, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    104

      Today educators must raise awareness among themselves and their students of modern-day slavery. A supplemental/drop-in curriculum with five digital lessons simplifies the facilitation of this imperative action.

      Valerie Ellery, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US; Kristen Morse, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US; Renee Nouvelle, The A21 Campaign, Costa Mesa, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    132

      An NCSS conference perennial! Two former NCSS presidents and high school administrators invite audience volunteers to respond to questions from an actual hiring interview. Critiques identify what high schools really want.

      Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ, US; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    103

      Learn strategies to meaningfully integrate visual art into your classroom as explored in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art. Discover how these models enhance multiple literacies.

      Phoebe Hillemann, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    127

      Presenters use cutting-edge historical debates to enrich global history lessons. Participants will learn innovative strategies for teaching modern Asia and Africa, Cold War, and war crimes using creative, comparative approaches.

      Stacie Berman, New York University, New York, NY, US; Bernadette Condesso, Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie, NY, US; Laura Dull, SUNY New Palz, New Palz, NY, US; Alejandro Sosa, World Journalism Preparatory, New York, NY, US; Diana Turk, New York University, New York, NY, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    242

      This session will focus on the sharing of classroom-ready, Common Core-friendly activities on Justice Jackson, Nuremberg, international justice, humanitarian law, and the warning signs of genocide.

      Andrew Beiter, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, US; Alicia Guajardo, American Red Cross, Exploring Humanitarian Law Program, Washington, DC, US; Joseph Karb, Robert H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    261

      Learn about the assessment methods used by Smarter Balanced and PARCC for the Common Core State Assessment and see examples of K-12 social studies common assessments aligned to these methods.

      Natalie Bolton, University of Missouri- Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Successfully address Common Core and NCSS Standards with POWERFUL P.A.G. teaching and learning experiences and information for the Middle School. Multiple handouts; DVDs; computer links.

      Frederick Isele, Western Illinois University, Moline,, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Attendees will practice examples enabling them to incorporate Common Core 6+1 writing including ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Educators will practice MODES and RAFTS.

      Gloria Freels McElroy, Tennessee Council for the Social Studies, Knoxville, TN, US; Dorothy Hendricks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Music, movies, photographs, political cartoons, and other documents will be analyzed to consider why Jazz music faced opposition during the 1920s, and how Jazz musicians responded to that opposition.

      Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      You don't have to be a comedian to have kids laugh during your class. Students should laugh more than just once in a while. Advice, hints, clues made readily available.

      Sam Gomberg, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Journaling engages students, enhances writing and reading skills, and also challenges students to prepare for, critically think on, and respond to the daily teaching goals.

      Jacques Gagnon, Hickory Hills Middle School, Springfield, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Your students probably know about the First Amendment, but what do they really know about the Constitution? Discover some ways to introduce your students to this invaluable document.

      Karen Washington, Watertown High School, Watertown, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Fearful of social media taking over your classroom? Want to maintain your positive classroom environment while utilizing innovative technology? Come learn how to successfully use social media in your classroom

      Lindsay Rustan , Chamberlain High School, Tampa, FL, US; Alex Sarsfield , Alonso High School, Tampa, FL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Presenters will address the findings of a research project in which preservice teachers discussed the utility and challenges of inquiry instruction and participated in an online historical inquiry module.

      Jessica Kilday, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, US; Anthony Pellegrino, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      This presentation for K-12 educators and college professionals includes information about successful implementation of this training and teaching model to increase Civil Rights Education using college students as mentors.

      Michelle Higgins, Walla Walla Public Schools, Walla Walla, WA, US; Noah Leavitt, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, US; Sophie Schoub, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Put your 1980s pop culture knowledge to good use with the help of free resources from National Geographic, and lead students' inquiry into the history of this U.S. time period.

      Samantha Zuhlke , National Geographic Education, Washington, DC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Auschwitz-Birkenau has become synonymous with the atrocities of the Holocaust. Yet as the symbol of victimhood, it has become the center of contested memory between Jews and Poles.

      Tom W. Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL, US; Jason O'Connor, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      The use of Design Thinking strategies allows for students to critically engage in the curriculum through experiencing new ways of engagement. Sample units, projects, and assessments will be available

      Claire Yates, Michigan State Univeristy, East Lansing, MI, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      An action research study designed to increase teacher candidate’s disposition towards civic engagement, beginning with increasing their knowledge of current events, leading to the development of an informed opinion.

      Anneliese Worster, Salem State University, Salem, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      We demonstrate how to employ visually-based geographic representations from a hands-on project for pre-service teachers to create curricular materials that integrate the National Geography Standards with the Common Core.

      Annalee Hollingsworth, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jennifer Jorgensen, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Alex Oberle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Sydney White, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; John Ophus, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      This poster showcases online programs where K-12 teachers engage with peers, nationally and internationally, to explore Japanese history, culture, and consider innovative ways for teaching about Japan and the world.

      Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    121

      The National Endowment for the Humanities' Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle offers teachers streaming versions of four important documentary films: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story accompanied by classroom materials drawn from EDSITEment and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. NEH staff will demo the website and elicit feedback from teachers.

      Karen Mittelman, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC; Greg Timmons, Bellevue, Washington

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    Exhibit Hall Classroom A

      This session provides strategies and tools to create a differentiated, inquiry-based classroom. It focuses on innovative ways to create student-driven classrooms that emphasize 21st century skills and the Common Core.

      Rachel Colsman, Durango School District, Durango, CO

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    Exhibit Hall Classroom B

      Transform stereotypes and inspire your students with the little-known history of Jewish armed and unarmed resistance during the Holocaust. Includes free curriculum, slideshow and DVDs.

      Jonathan Furst, Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, San Francisco, CA

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    122

      Get tools for teaching major developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process, including material on issues remaining to be negotiated. Experience student activities. Receive lesson plans and student materials.

      Michelle Wolfson, Institute for Curriculum Services, San Francisco, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Learn about the WWII air war in the U.K. and the Summer Residency program that has been developed for middle and high school teachers, hosted by the American Air Museum.

      Jenny Cousins, American Air Museum in Britain, Duxford, United Kingdom

  • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    261

      Participants will examine effective integration of Social Studies and Common Core Standards. Strategies for improving teacher candidates’ abilities to create effective integration will be shared. Participants will receive example lessons.

      Amy Good, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US; Tracy Rock, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    126

      In the session, participants will discuss how students can take an active role to affect public policy in their communities. Explore how to develop electronic portfolios of the class issue.

      Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills,, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    265

      Highlighting biographies of statesmen featured on currency notes and noting features of currency, history and economics will be integrated using Common Core Standards. Free interactive lesson plans and free technology!

      Jeannette Bennett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-- Memphis Branch, Memphis, TN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    264

      Enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving to improve sustainability of the world using geospatial technology including ArcGIS Applications on iPAD. Step-by-step demonstrations and lesson plans will be shared

      Thomas Baker, Esri, Redlands, CA, US; Eui-kyung Shin, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    276

      TThis presentation will help teachers develop simulations of global climate conferences to improve student understanding of the science and politics of global climate change.

      Stephane Alrivy, Springfield, VA, ; Turtle Haste, Taylor Middle School, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM, ; Dean Vesperman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    131

      A mysterious artifact inspires students, grades 3-8, to think like archaeologists as they use informational text and context clues to make predictions, evaluate hypotheses, and draw conclusions. Lesson plan provided.

      Laura Ferries, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US; Mary Fortney, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    266

      The presentation will focus on strategies for teaching biographical information about historical figures through children’s literature. Five strategies will be described and modeled. Resources will be provided for the strategies.

      Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US; William Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Michael Lewis, Loudon County Schools, Loudon, TN, US; Nefertari Yancie, Huffman Middle School, Birmingham, AL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    103

      Replace drab, uninspired student notebooks with technology-blended interactive notebooks. Engage students in manipulating information about social studies standards using several types of writing and innovative graphic techniques. Ready-to-use resources provided.

      April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, US; Amy Horton, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    123

      How do you get your students to write about history without falling flat or plagiarizing? Learn the strategies you need using primary sources.

      Kate Coombs, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Kaysville, UT, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    241

      A student-centered, adaptable unit that includes teaching strategies to help students learn more about their own, individual values while using skills related to research and the Common Core standards.

      Brittany Lare, Medford Township Public Schools, Medford, NJ, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    101

      Two in one: teach math and social studies simultaneously! This session will demonstrate innovative lessons that help elementary students learn about the Middle East while practicing required math skills.

      Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    280

      Instead of simply looking at a lot of old stuff, turn any museum visit into a means of examining a variety of texts to stimulate inquiry and historical thinking.

      Dana Karraker, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    102

      Courts have played an important role in ensuring legal equality. This session will examine the law’s shaping of racial and workplace equality as examples of how courts attempt to referee controversial issues.

      Mark Cohen, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    263

      Join the Bill of Rights Institute and National Constitution Center for an interactive session on encouraging rigorous primary source analysis and informal learning. Participants will receive ready-to-use lesson plans.

      Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US; Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, VA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    240

      This presentation explores using civic health data as an innovative tool to cultivate research skills and empower students to become more civically active and engaged.

      Deborah Wise, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    275

      Learn to use teleconferencing to communicate with students in other countries. Immigration comes alive as students share across the hemispheres. Review case studies and exchange experiences to contrast immigration challenges.

      Liliana Monk, Walter Johnson High School/Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda, MD, US; Sharon Shelerud, Metcalf Junior High School, Burnsville, MN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    124

      This session presents materials from and results of collaboration between secondary teachers and university scholars designed to challenge students’ misconceptions about the Middle East and Islam using issues-centered, document-based approaches.

      Bradley Abel, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US; Paul Kelly, Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village, IL, US; Melissa Mabry, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US; Michael Stoll, William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, US; Rebecca Vercillo, John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    127

      Student reaction to Kony 2012 illustrates that teaching students how to decode information online in different modalities across transmedia environments is foundational to the development of effective global citizens.

      Tom Daccord, EdTechTeacher, chestnut hill, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    267

      Join the first of two panels in an opportunity to discuss what environmental/sustainability learning and citizenship “look like” through an examination of controversial issues, environmental history and civic sustainability thinking.

      Christopher Johnson, , Evanston, IL, US; Casey Meehan, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, US; Jay Shuttleworth, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, US; Bethany Vosburg-Bluem, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    122

      Discussion of heritability and sociocultural factors in developing intelligence is followed by participant engagement in specific reading/writing strategies designed to help students evaluate various resources on psychological testing and intelligence.

      Maureen McCarthy, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, US; Kristin Habashi Whitlock, Viewmont High School, Bountiful, UT, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    104

      Participants learn to integrate Common Core Literacy Standards into high school/AP U.S. History to enable students to understand/articulate key roles African Americans played for social justice. Innovative diversity handouts.

      Lisbeth Gant-Britton, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    125

      The Pledge of Allegiance is over 150 years old, but “under God” has only been included since 1954. Come investigate the events and context behind this historic change.

      Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US; Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US; Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    105

      Explore the world of foreign affairs and learn how to combine fiction, memoirs, and primary sources to enhance learning in this unique, interactive session. Exclusive resources and lessons for participants.

      Sarah Carr, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Millersville, MD, US; Susan Holly, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, US; Sarah Winchester, Heritage Preparatory Charter School, Atlanta, GA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    262

      Two lesson plans focus on the 1920's using culture. First is an Advanced Placement lesson on gender and culture and second, a pre-AP level lesson focusing on an overview of culture.

      Michael Hill, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US; Christopher Saxton, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    242

      This session values the human stories of genocide by providing educators with ideas, resources, and examples of using firsthand accounts and primary sources to teach about genocide.

      Rebecca C. Aguayo, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    100

      Existing assessments in history do not align with current instructional methods. Combined with an increased emphasis on literacy in the Common Core, new ways to assess student understanding are needed.

      Mark Stout, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Walk away with brain lessons: creating movie trailers and connecting the brain with Zombies. Encourage your students to understand the functions of the parts of the brain while having fun!

      Heather Kilgallon, Cary-Grove High School, Cary, IL, US; Allison Shaver, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Social justice is complex and consists of many diverse interpretations. This session investigates the origins of social justice and considers implications of its adovcacy in social studies pre-service classrooms.

      Kevin Krahenbuhl, Dakota State University, Madison, SD, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Frustrated that your middle school students struggle to form opinions or strategic thinking? Come for ready-made lessons and strategies to help your students extend their thinking through social justice issues.

      Leslie Creath, Willard Middle School, Willard, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Foster globally interconnected citizens by organizing service learning community projects while meeting the challenges of the Common Core Standards to ensure initiative and independence in young adults is mastered.

      Abby Lavery, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Mario Nieves, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Phil Siegrist, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      This session provides concrete examples of teacher researchers who have long-standing commitments to what we've called "the un-common core" - highlighting the essential nature of history, inquiry and justice for K-5.

      Sushma Bridgemahon, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Zanne Newman, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Susan Noffke, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, Champaign, IL, US; Katie Hickey Snyder, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Jennifer Varvel, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Discover how Common Core skills are enhanced through explicit instruction of literacy strategies, creating an environment of collaboration and student achievement in social studies and all content areas.

      Jessica Henry, Columbia Borough School District, Columbia, PA, US; Kimberly Shaw, Columbia Borough School District, Columbia, PA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      International trade can be confusing to teach, but by using Big Macs to discuss currency exchange and to lead into other key ideas in economics, students can indeed grasp these concepts.

      Bruce Damasio, Maryland Council for Economic Education at Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Chris Szocik, Liberty High School, Eldersburg, MD, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      What if Julius Caesar was set in a newly independent nation? Learn how to use the works of Shakespeare to integrate global perspectives and the Common Core in social studies.

      Jason R. Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US; Colleen E. Kennedy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Learn about the rules of war and walk away with Common Core Standards-aligned and classroom-ready tools and activities. Engage and challenge your students with current and historical issues and dilemmas

      Alicia Guajardo, American Red Cross, Washington, DC, US; Kim Pennington, K20 Center @ University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      America’s overseas cemeteries and memorials offer unique perspectives to understanding American memory. Discover resources from the American Battle Monuments Commission and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

      Tim Nosal, American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA, US; James Percoco, Friends of the National World War II Memorial, Washington, DC, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Using the themes presented in the “Star Wars and “The Lord of the Rings” films, educators can assist students in understanding historical and religious topics presented in history class.

      Jason Allen, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Making social studies authentic is as easy as looking in your backyard. Preservice teachers join their local historical museum creating lessons that accelerate student learning and accentuate the museum’s exhibits.

      Jesse Haight, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      Simulation game that every class member can play together under teacher's instruction, all the while participants realize the value of solidarity, fairness, sharing, sense of community and so on.

      Sang Hee Kim, In-heon Middle School, Seoul, Korea

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      This poster presentation will provide five lessons that are ready to be taken back to the classroom and implemented.

      Meredith Rueger, Thompkins Middle School, Evansville, IN, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      National Archives will display three civil rights lessons linked to the Common Core Standards. DocsTeach.org offers teachers hundreds of lessons as writing prompts. A free CD will accompany display.

      Mickey Ebert, National Archives, Kansas City, MO, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      In order for students to become problem solvers, decision makers, and active citizens, authentic democratic processes must be experienced. Participants will gain classroom resources as inspired by Dewey and Freire.

      Holly McBride, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    America's Ballroom Lobby

      In the United States, the number of students who wear the hijab (religious headscarf) is increasing. This poster presentation explores religious pluralism and civil rights in public schools.

      Julie Anne Taylor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    132

      South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.

      Rachel Weiss, University of Wisonsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US; Oralee Kramer, South Asia Book Award Committee, Seattle, WA, US; Rachel Meyer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    274

      The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas interprets the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. As part of its observation of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the Museum features conversations with individuals who witnessed the tragedy and related historical events. In this special living history presentation, the Museum's Associate Curator Stephen Fagin interviews journalist Bob Huffaker, who recounts his memories of the president's death and that of his accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

      Stephen Fagin, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas TX; Bob Huffaker, Dallas, TX

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    Exhibit Hall Classroom B

      Come learn engaging ways to incorporate the themes and skills of international conflict management and peacebuilding into your classroom! You will receive a free resource packet including lessons and activities.

      Megan Chabalowski, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC 20037

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    Exhibit Hall Classroom A

      An exploration of the innovative, free Kiva U global competency curriculum that contains tangible ways to engage students in understanding poverty and microfinance through experiential and project-based service learning.

      Jessica Hansen, Kiva, San Francisco, CA; Kristen Goggin, Town School for Boys, San Francisco, CA

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    120

      2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
      The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

      Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    260

      Join this panel discussion for a glimpse at the "story behind the stories" of the 2013 Carter G. Woodson Award and Honor books, as told by authors. After the session, which will include Q&A with the audience, the authors will be signing their books at the NCSS Bookstore, where you can meet them in person.

      Chair: Paige Schulte, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

    • Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm    121

      Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies.

      Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

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