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
Teachers from the 2013 NCTA Peace Studies Japan Study Tour discuss strategies for enabling middle and high school students to examine issues from various perspectives.
Anne Prescott, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, MA, US
China’s reemergence as a world power is changing international relations. Challenge your students to explore China’s history, examine multiple perspectives on U.S. foreign policy towards China, and articulate their own.
Kelly McKee, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL, US; Mimi Stephens, Brown University - Choices Program, Providence, RI, US
Learn the benefits of implementing Model UN and including Common Core curriculum in your school for the purpose of debate, resolution writing, and interpersonal skills in a cooperative learning environment.
Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, US; Pamela Roach, North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, GA, US