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PreK-Elementary

Partnering with the National Parks: 4th Graders and Beyond

Bring social studies to life with the National Park Service's 4th grader Every Kid in a Park program. Rangers stand ready to help your kids explore our heritage and culture.

Starbucks, Yeti, North Face: A Brand-New Look at Labels

Discover successfully field-tested consumer literacy activities with fifth graders focusing on brands they love and want today! Explore economics through production, distribution, and consumption to cultivate young and wise consumers.

Finding the Career in the C3 Framework: Connections between Secondary Social Studies and Career Technical Education

Investigate how career technical education (CTE) inquiry prepares graduates to be career ready. Learn how the C3 Framework reinforces these skills. CTE inquiry lessons will be shared and both frameworks will be compared.

Using Inquiry Strategies Effectively: Gems from the Instruction Community

Learn about Gems when using inquiry strategies in K-12 classrooms. Explore a variety of topics, including using problem-based learning to address social justice and cultural diversity.

Two Black Civic Leaders in Early Childhood Social Studies

African American civic leaders Mamie Phipps Clark and Lucy Craft Laney made significant contributions to the field of early childhood social studies education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their work informs us now about dynamic cultural diversity and social justice.

The Stories We Tell: Aboriginal History, Literacy, and Cultural Sensitivity

Learning cultural sensitivity begins early. Introduce students to North American indigenous peoples--First Nations, Inuit, and Métis--through thoughtfully-selected picture books in a modern context. Multiple resources distributed.

Teaching Untold History between the Civil War and Civil Rights

Bring this time period to life with historical role-plays, primary source documents, historical fiction, and nonfiction texts that teach African American history from the 1870s to 1950s.

Supporting Socio-Civic Skills in Culturally-Diverse Preschool Classrooms

Explore a model fostering development of pro-social and civic skills with 3-4 year-olds in culturally diverse environments, and consider field-based ways to engage children in addressing pro-socially-oriented actions on age-appropriate issues.

STEMSS Lessons Brought to You by the Arizona Geographic Alliance

Learn about the Arizona Geographic Alliance's 10-day summer institute that provided K-12 teachers with opportunities to develop STEMSS lessons with supports for English learners. Lesson plans will be shared.

Our Culture: Crow Canyon Archaeological Center with Southern Ute Montessori

In archaeology, cultural understanding often means other cultures, but understanding our culture is crucial. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center encouraged Southern Ute Montessori Academy students' understanding of their culture and past.

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