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NCSS Notable Trade Books 2013: Ideas for Classrooms


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
125
session id: 
236
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A Kid-Friendly Guide for Global Awareness Instruction


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
552
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How the World Lives: Take another Glimpse


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US

Room: 
267
session id: 
883
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Eat Local: Geography, Economics, and Sustainability at your Farmer’s Market!


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Theodore Green, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, US; Thomas Zinselmeyer, Saint Louis University High School, St Louis, MO, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
537
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Missing Muslim Heroes: Inspiring Stories You Haven't Heard


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).

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Kathy Garms, Abd el-Kader Education Project, Elkader, IA, US; Barbara Petzen, oneblue, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
276
session id: 
770
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To the Core: Multicultural Literature, Differentiated Instruction, and Common Core


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

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US

Room: 
122
session id: 
227
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Nomads on Motorcycles: Global Activities on Cultural Diversity and Diffusion


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University and Waterford Schools, Waterford, MI, US

Room: 
101
session id: 
669
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Peace in the Classroom: Strategies for International Understanding


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Anne Prescott, Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Northampton, MA, US

Room: 
122
session id: 
512
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What Should U.S. Foreign Policy Be towards China?


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Kelly McKee, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL, US; Mimi Stephens, Brown University - Choices Program, Providence, RI, US

Room: 
266
session id: 
46
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Gateway to Diplomacy: Middle School Model UN, Building Negotiation and Compromise!


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, US; Pamela Roach, North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, GA, US

Room: 
264
session id: 
719
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