Learn to use digital technology and social media to get your students excited about global news and extend your civics curriculum while helping students avoid the pitfalls of the Web.
Veronica Majerol, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
Explore the story you don't know. Join the Department of State for an eye-opening journey into our relations with Latin America. This session will change your perspective and your mind!
Lynne Wagner, Cranston East High School, Cranston, RI; Susan Holly, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC
Encourage students to think critically, voice views productively and weigh U.S. foreign policy and global issues from multiple perspectives. Participants will practice strategies and discuss classroom applications. Handouts.
Deb Hutton, Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Kevin Zupin, Winamac Community High School, Winamac, IN
Children engaged in an inquiry-based environmental education unit and used Web 2.0 tools to represent knowledge and to construct it. Work samples demonstrating digital literacy integration will be shared.
Nancy Luke, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC; Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Meeting social studies standards in early childhood is a reqirement of NAEYC. Participate in three activites that meet the standards and spiral to the higher grades.
Joan Silver, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY; Lynne Stucchio, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Participants will discover the power of historical fiction to enliven student literacy through an engaging unit of study on immigration and industrialization using the historical novel Dragonwings by Laurence Yep.
Brent Heath , De Anza Middle School, Ontario, CA
Enhance students' understanding of complex global issues through integrated visual arts. This presentation offers classroom based art activities exploring environmental issues, trade, quality of life, resources and other global concerns.
Peter Moran, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; Kim Miller, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
A scholar from Sendai shares his experience with the natural disaster and on-going recovery effort. The session explores the avenues for national/international civic engagements for youth in post 3.11 Japan.
Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA; Jin'ichiro Saito, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi
Learn strategies to help students think critically about when or if war is justified. Lesson plans provided to promote critical thinking about major conflicts in the world today.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
The authors reflect on this use of social networking in the social studies classroom, and the potential opportunities and challenges in using it to foster global citizenship.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Misato Yamaguchi, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA