Fifty-five Missouri educators have developed a Model Curriculum in social studies, which includes the four major content areas of economics, geography, government, and history--both world and U.S. The major goal behind the units is to give districts models they can use when revising their social studies curriculum. This presentation will explain the process and components to the curriculum. The units are aligned with the Grade-Level and Course-Level Expectations and with the English Language Arts Literacy Standards for social studies. --> read more »
Bill Gerling, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
Learn about the WWII air war in the U.K. and the Summer Residency program that has been developed for middle and high school teachers, hosted by the American Air Museum.
Jenny Cousins, American Air Museum in Britain, Duxford, United Kingdom
Explore ways to get students thinking like historians using ChronoZoom, an interactive and digital timeline. Learn to integrate a time travel narrative and drive engagement in student-centered history projects. Attendees will receive curriculum guides aligned to Common Core Standards for middle and high school.
David T. Hunter, Seattle, WA
Transcending Traditional Timelines: Using Technology to Contextualize World Religions and PhilosophiesSubmitted by David Bailor on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:09pm
An AP World History class teamed with Microsoft to create interactive timelines of World Religions using One Note notebooks and a dynamic tool called ChronoZoom. Learn how to create an inquiry-based collaborative project that integrates technology, creativity and historical thinking skills.
Maggie Sullivan, Mark Payton, Matt DiGiulio and the AP World History class from Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
2013 Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice
Environmental. Political. Social. Participants will grapple with historical and modern circumstances of justice by exploring six interactive teaching techniques and educational resource stations.
Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR
2013 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
Join this session to experience varied instructional strategies in a Westward Expansion lesson that will "git" your students moving and active. Challenge their critical thinking, interpret primary source documents and then let their creativity flow. A hands-on session!
Rhonda Watton, Templeton Middle School, Sussex, WI
Join this panel discussion for a glimpse at the "story behind the stories" of the 2013 Carter G. Woodson Award and Honor books, as told by authors. After the session, which will include Q&A with the audience, the authors will be signing their books at the NCSS Bookstore, where you can meet them in person.
Chair: Paige Schulte, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!
Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI
2013 Outstanding High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient --> read more »
Robert Sandler, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
2012 Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award Recipient
n the "Voices of Vegas" oral history project, students will document and publish longtime Las Vegas area residents' stories, helping to build a sense of community. Participants will learn how to successfully implement their own oral history projects to include Common Core alignment, utlizing social history, teacher and community collaboration, and fostering student presentation skills.
Jeffrey Hinton, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV