Teachers will use primary sources from Anthony’s trial for illegally voting in the 1872 Presidential election to make Common Core connections and teach students to work for social justice.
Kenneth Anthony, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
New resources from National Geographic Education—including easy-to-use tools for creating map tours and current event connections—bring the interconnected world and its geographic systems to your fingertips.
Sean O'Connor, Caryl Sue Micalizio, National Geographic Society, Washington,
We examine how the popular game, Minecraft, can be used to teach core components of Geography to middle school students. Students develop civilizations, economies and survival tactics within the game.
Jonathan List, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Brent Bryant, Northern Potter County Schools, Ulysses, PA
Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.
Jeff Passe, College of NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD
Elementary Teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston,
IL; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL
Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.
Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy. New York, NY; Ronald Peck, North Valley High School, Grants Pass, OR; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA
North America witnessed major events 250 years ago: Britain took over New France, Pontiac rebelled, a line was drawn. Introduce these events through lessons, maps, primary and secondary resources.
Ruth Writer, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Stephen Marcotte, Beaconsfield (QC) High School, Pincourt, PQ, Canada; Dean June Geneseo, SUNY Attica, NY
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA
The audience will be engaged in fascinating elementary level lessons based on a wide variety of NCSS Notable Tradebooks. All audience members will receive a CD containing the lesson plans.
Diane Brantley, California State University, San Bernardino, CA; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Mary Haas, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Lois Christensen, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Sharon Ross, Janie Hubbard, Holly Swain, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Melinda Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Sarah Hartman, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA; Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters!, Indianapolis, IN; Debbie Morowski, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Ruth Busby, Troy University, Troy, AL; M. Gail Hickey, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN; Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle offers teachers streaming versions of four important documentary films: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story accompanied by classroom materials drawn from EDSITEment and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. NEH staff will demo the website and elicit feedback from teachers.