Meeting social studies standards in early childhood is a reqirement of NAEYC. Participate in three activites that meet the standards and spiral to the higher grades.
Joan Silver, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY; Lynne Stucchio, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.
Brent Heath , De Anza Middle School, Ontario, CA
Enhance students' understanding of complex global issues through integrated visual arts. This presentation offers classroom based art activities exploring environmental issues, trade, quality of life, resources and other global concerns.
Peter Moran, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Kim Miller, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
A scholar from Sendai shares his experience with the natural disaster and on-going recovery effort. The session explores the avenues for national/international civic engagements for youth in post 3.11 Japan.
Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA; Jin'ichiro Saito, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi
Learn strategies to help students think critically about when or if war is justified. Lesson plans provided to promote critical thinking about major conflicts in the world today.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
The authors reflect on this use of social networking in the social studies classroom, and the potential opportunities and challenges in using it to foster global citizenship.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
This influential framework has crippled the teaching of thinking and subject matter in social studies for decades. The session explains the problem and offers an alternative approach and sample resources.
Roland Case, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Using the National Constitution Center's international program, Being We the People as a case study, participants will look a new ways to engage students across cultures using multimedia platforms.
Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA; Kathleen Maher, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Learn how Korean children's literature can integrate reading, language arts and social studies with engaging lessons. CD's of lesson plans will be provided.
Amy Camardese, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Open the world of character education through MY HERO's online resources! Using global galleries of student-submitted photos, stories, and films, empower your students as critical viewers-- and contributors-- about heroes.
Wendy Gorton, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA; Jeanne Meyers, The MY HERO Project, Laguna Beach, CA