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. --> read more »
Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
2012 Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy Award Recipient
The presenter will discuss a local professional development activity that engages social studies teachers in the importance of maps and graphics in teaching history. An introduction to ArcGIS On-line provides teachers with the ability to make their own maps.
John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Get inspired to go global! Join a skilled educator to use one of National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps. Experience the innovative activities and learn how to expand your school’s geo-literacy.
Jane Hundley, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA, US
Veteran teachers from the length of the Mississippi River will provide hands-on strategies and lesson plans for teaching about the peoples, places, economies, and environments along this historic river.
Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US; David Rutherford, University of Mississippi, University, MS, US; Jenny Shorten, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, TN, US; Jeffery Woodward, Melrose - Mindoro High School, Melrose, WI, US
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
Poster Session-Geospatial Technology Facilitates English Learners’ Investigations through Language UseSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:42pm
Geospatial technology supports geographic inquiry and spatial thinking expressed through language arts. Integrate CCSS with 2012 Geography and English Language Development Standards to successfully engage English Language Learners. Materials provided.
Sarah A. Coppersmith, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US; Jerol B. Enoch, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US
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
This session will cover the ideas of globalization, cultures, population numbers and natural resources individually, then weaved together, to see the implications of each upon the other.
Carla Wood, Perry Middle School, Perry, IA, US
Preservice teachers and their professor will share experiences, thematic units, and specific lessons, for elementary and middle grade students integrating ELA and social studies in ways that energize learning.
Emily Paradise, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US; Susan Pierson, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US; Leann Scherer, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, US
This presentation is designed to help geography teachers meet the Common Core. It will provide a framework for teaching literacy in geography and provide an example lesson with several resources.
Joshua Kenna, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US