Appropriate for teachers of elementary and middle school students, participants will view the world from different perspectives through the purposeful integration of social studies standards, reading strategies, and children's literature.
Kathy Brashears, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN; Melissa Comer, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN
Presenters share various realia collected from their travels to enhance students' knowledge of the world. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own travels and surroundings to promote global connections.
Chelsea Woods, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, OR; Courtney Wehner, Dallas School District 2, Dallas, OR
Global understanding and digital literacy are essential for our students' connected future. We will share how one question began a three-year student-led project based learning global partnership.
Kay Conners, Auburn Middle School/Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton, VA; Livia Marlene Perez, Carol Morgan School, Santo Domingo,
The Archives Committee welcomes all conference attendees to their annual Past President interview. Special guest Gayle Thieman (2007) will discuss NCSS policies and her experiences during her time in office.
Michael Lovorn, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Mark Previte, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA
This session will focus on the sharing of classroom-ready activities on the role of Judge Jackson at Nuremberg, international humanitarian law, and the warning signs of genocide.
Joseph Karb, The Robet H. Jackson Center, Jamestown, NY; Alicia Guajardo, American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Program, Washington, DC; Andrew Beiter, The Robert H. Jackson Center, Jametsown, NY
Global citizenship is a key 21st century skill to succeed in our interdependent society. This session discusses nontraditional ways to promote global competencies through exchanges in/out of the classroom.
Tonya Muro Phillips, AFS Intercultural Programs USA, New York, NY
An inter-active exploration of Face to Faith, an innovative global education initiative that uses videoconferencing and online community to connect students ages 12-17 directly with their peers in 17 countries.
Charles Haynes, First Amendment Center, Washington, DC; Cory Davis, Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane, WA
Participants will explore how multicultural children's literature can act as windows and mirrors to diversity and expand the "single stories" students have of people, historical events, and cultural situations.(Handouts provided)
Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
This study introduces the social studies curricula recently revised in the United States and South Korea and compares them. The result reveals similarities and differences in both curricula.
Jungsoon Choi, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Seoul, Seoul; Seung-Yun Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Explore NatGeo Education resources including low and high-tech mapping tools with thematic layers, drawing tools, and more. Teachers working in K-12 will find value in the presented materials.
Sean O'Connor, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC; Alison Michel, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC