The popular series of books (and first movie) will be examined for ways that they can be used to teach and engage students in social studies concepts, strategies, and topics.
J.D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Project-based learning unites with Social Studies in this intriguing web-based inquiry as students communicate and compete with players from around the world in the global Landmark Games.
Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
PASS is a NCSS professional development program based on principles of authentic intellectual work. This session introduces the PASS criteria, standards and rubrics. Benefits for your district will be highlighted.
Joseph Braun, , Carmel, CA; Susie Burroughs, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
This collaborative ePen-pal project with University of Puerto Rico enabled my Education students to form a cross-cultural virtual community for sharing perspectives on global historical & contemporary events.
Rosalina Diaz, Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
Changing teacher preparation and field experience for preservice teacher by providing virtual mentors through Skype and Twitter to promote 21st century skills and learning in an elementary social studies classroom.
Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT
Session highlights fundamental concepts of universal human rights and humanitarian law, showcases resources and strategies to help students explore their own values, beliefs and connections to globally recognized humanitarian principles.
Rosemary Ann Blanchard, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Images are powerful communicators. With inquiry based discussion, visual literacy and critical thinking strategies, 6th-12th graders uncover history behind images from Seattle, Japan's March 2011 disasters, and participants' hometowns.
Mary Hammond Bernson, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Oralee Kramer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Carinna Tarvin, Highline HIgh School, Burien, WA
Learn how to internationalize curriculum and open classrooms to cross-cultural dialogue through the Transatlantic Outreach Program . New materials will be introduced by the authors. Information about study tours provided.
Wood Powell, Goethe-Institut / Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC; Steven Goldberg, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY; Kim O'Neil, Liverpool Elementary School, Liverpool, NY; Gerrit Book, , Berlin,
Explore Asia's diversity through two featured curriculum units, "Islam in Asia" and "Youth Culture in Asia," published by The Seattle Times and UW's Jackson School of International Studies. Free materials!
Keith Snodgrass, The South Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
This session provides teachers the opportunity to explore ways to use literacy to teach human rights, including using digital media to create a class online graphic novel.
Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Carolyn Weber, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN