What can be taught about religion in public schools? How can religion be integrated to promote tolerance and global awareness? We’ll share ideas for games, discussion, and activities! Materials provided.
Russell Binkley, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, US; James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Melissa Marks, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA, US
Meet children who live 300 miles south of the Arizona border, and are learning English and geography concepts through arts integration. Take away exciting CCSS lessons for any K-3 classroom.
Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, US
This session will share over 20 technology resources appropriate for elementary educators! Learn to capture video using Firefox, explore Animoto, discover cool Google tools, learn about Prezi and Glogging too!
Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, Chicago, IL, US; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, US
Explore a technology- and literacy-driven approach to Women’s History Month, promoting active citizenship, civic leadership, and collaborative biography. Participants receive lesson plans, graphic organizers, and resources for the elementary classroom.
Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN, US; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jessica Staudt, Harding Elementary, Mason City, IA, US
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. This interactive session will explore the story of nurses and librarians who heroically served Appalachian communities on horseback. Lesson materials provided.
Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US
The Instruction Community shares several “teacher-tested” best practice methods for delivering meaningful, active learning experiences to K-12 students, with special emphasis on differentiating instruction and closing the achievement gap.
Janie Hubbard, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Joel Rothblatt, School for Visual Arts and Humanities, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US
The ability to analyze text is critical for literacy development in social studies classes. Participate in an engaging strategy and assessment that promotes student collaboration and deeper comprehension of texts.
Angie Davis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US; Colby Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; Elisabeth McCulley, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US; David Osman, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
This session addresses social justice and political rights and opportunities using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights framework. Identification of problems and remedies using children’s literature and collaborations are presented.
James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, US
Using data from a recurring public opinion polling question, this session examines one way middle level (but really all) teachers can begin to teach social studies for ecological citizenship.
Mark Kissling, Penn State University, University Park, PA, US; Sarah Rogers, Penn State University, University Park, PA, US
Landmark Project: International collaboration among student-researchers developing geographic, communication, collaborative-problem-solving, and global competencies across cultures and languages. Ninety teams from 3 continents in this challenging 4-week social studies competition.
Terry Smith, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, US; Michelle Huseman, Eugene Field Elementary School, Hannibal, MO