Use engaging hands-on language arts activities developed from fiction and nonfiction texts to teach social studies as an inclusive content-rich discipline that strengthens reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Judith Lowery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
This presentation describes how teachers can use animated films to teach elementary students geography while at the same time teaching inquiry skills. Examples and resources will be provided.
Joshua Kenna, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Nothing in the world besides oil is traded more actively than coffee, and no commodity is as interesting to students. Learn how to brew coffee education in your own classes.
James Hayes-Bohanan, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, @jhayesboh
Literature review examines benefits of teachers who travel, as they return excited to teach about the world; social studies and geography come to life by visiting places beyond one's backyard.
Shari Solberg-Ayers, Kyrene Public Schools and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Sandra Senior-Dauer, New England History Teachers Association, Chester, CT
Learn strategies for developing writing prompts to enhance middle school students' geospatial thinking. Samples of writing prompts, grading rubric and students' work will be shared. Resources will be distributed.
Eui-kyung Shin, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Kelli Hamilton, Clinton Rosette Middle School, DeKalb, IL
Grant recipient will share how his/her project promotes/enhances geographic literacy of students (classroom, district, or statewide level); and encourages the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom.
Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD
The focus of an exchange field trip was to compare and contrast cultural landscapes along with preconceived notions of an urban and rural area in the state.
Allison Hunt, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY; Matt Oates, Muhlenberg Co. High School, Greenville, KY
Explore C3-relevant global connections! Participate in classroom strategies, including several from National Geographic's World Cultures and Geography Program, to creatively help students understand historical and current aspects of globalization.
Mark Bockenhauer, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI; Jan Smith, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA; Andrew Milson, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Integrated five themes of geography and water station teaching lesson for fourth grade. Presentation includes, hands on manipulative stations, fourth grade reading materials, learning objectives and assessments.
Corrie Block , Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Landform cookies, Country Coat Check and Swatters Up are some fun and exciting activities to introduce a Family Geography Night. Develop a plan to bring geography to your community.
Robert Poirier, Massachusetts Geographic Alliance, North Andover, MA