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
This session serves as a review NCSS Notable Trade Books, in which committee members present exemplars, as well as ideas for their use in the classroom. Ends with book raffle.
Gregory Imbur, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Doug Selwyn, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Kristy Brugar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Political cartoons on Canadian-American relations, found in Canadian newspapers from 1864 to the present, use analogies as the "hook" to attract the viewer's attention and effectively make a point.
Charles Hou, , Burnaby, BC
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
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
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