This session introduces elementary educators to TeachUNICEF curricula on malnutrition. Participants will learn how UNICEF is combating malnutrition and explore ways to inspire students to take action on global issues.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, US; William Van Pelt, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Washington, DC, US
Powerful social studies is meaningful, challenging and value laden – just like music. In this session we address teaching about/for/in a global culture with the youtube generation.
Susan Lane, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Carolyn O'Mahony, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, US; Ruth Reynolds, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia; Gregory J. Soden, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US
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
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
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
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
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
Their biographies grace few library shelves, but humanitarian Muslims like Abdelkader embody our deepest values and provide role models for us all alike (as well as great Common Core readings).
Kathy Garms, Abd el-Kader Education Project, Elkader, IA, US; Barbara Petzen, oneblue, Washington, DC, US
Culturally responsible literature is a delightful and powerful tool to teach Common Core Standards. Let’s explore methods of using multicultural literature with differentiated instruction to get at the Core
Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
How does globalization impact cultural diversity and cultural change? Are some cultures vanishing? Is a monoculture our future? Come explore these questions with a set of engaging, classroom-ready lessons.
Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University and Waterford Schools, Waterford, MI, US