Sample lesson plans integrating traditional literature, social media, online collaborative and content-curating tools help teachers meet the challenges of currency and student engagement by examining today’s democracy movements in the Middle East and North Africa.
Denise Altobello, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA, US; Jenny Velasquez, Trinity Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA, US
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom’s free primary source materials on Congress, American history, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculum and cultivate students’ critical thinking skills to promote informed citizenship.
Joshua Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US
Attendees will explore three ways of encouraging disciplinary literacy using readily accessible geospatial tools. Attendees will use these tools to develop projects with connections to Common Core Standards for literacy.
Ty Hollett, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US; Andrew Hostetler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US
Controversial topics offer opportunities to integrate multiple aspects of social studies. Incorporate assessment of natural systems and human choices in history with analysis and civic engagement to discuss climate change.
Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, US
Standards getting in the way of teaching what’s really important in social studies? Build the bridge between Common Core and civic engagement. Leave with ready-to-use strategies, handouts and free curriculum.
Anthony Pennay, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US; Janet Tran, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US
How are we remembering and memorializing the events in Newtown? How do we balance memorializing the individuals, with a broader national collective memory of the event?
Stephen Armstrong, West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford, CT, US; Keith Barton, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Diana Hess, The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL, US; Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, US; Simone Schweber, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US
Transform your classroom Peace Table into a place for your students to rewrite history and resolve conflicts between historic figures. Social justice empowers students to envision a more peaceful future.
Mary Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX, US
Understanding relationships between social studies and Common Core Literacy at the elementary level is essential. We will explore ways to use literacy strategies to enhance student understanding of U.S. history.
Janet Armstrong, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US; Allison Horton, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US
This presentation will provide strategies for addressing discipline literacy and the Common Core in the social studies classroom; specifically history, economics, geography and civics using primary and secondary sources.
Donna Olszewski, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US; Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US
Learn how children can gain a global perspective by exploring where children from around the world go to school, how they travel to school, and what they learn in school.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US