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PreK-Elementary

Social Studies Integration: Primary Sources and Poetry

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Learn about and experience an integrative lesson that asked fifth-graders to use literacy practices (e.g., Found Poetry) in order to think historically and reconsider their notions of democratic citizenship.

Before and Beyond Columbus: Approaching Native Issues in Elementary Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Tired of traditional approaches to Columbus and Thanksgiving? Explore ideas for critically engaging elementary students in Native issues using a variety of resources and activities. Resources provided!

Fostering Inquiry by Pairing Children's Literature with Historical Photographs

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learn how to pair historical photographs with non-fiction narrative texts to spark student imagination, resulting in questions that lead students to inquiry projects that they are interested in pursuing.

Days and Nights at the Museum: A Museum-University-School Partnership

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
A cross-disciplinary, community partnership between a museum of anthropology, a department of education, and local elementary students.

Implementing the C3 Inquiry Design Model at our Multicultural Fair

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
The C3 Teachers Inquiry Design Model is the structure for our multicultural fair lessons. Preservice teachers and elementary school teachers co-design and co-teach with the C3 Teachers Inquiry Design Model.

Two for One: Teaching Social Studies with Picture Book Biographies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Picture book biographies combine strong narratives with powerful illustrations. Receive examples of books and related activities for upper elementary social studies curriculum. A bibliography will be provided.

You Want Me to Do What?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Explore a variety of ways to use sources in the everyday classroom. Ideal for elementary teachers and those new to teaching with primary sources.

The Tired King Teaches How Government Works

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
What are the functions of government? How do they work? Help your students explore these questions and build civic competency with a little help from a very tired king.

Civics in a Snap: 15-Minute Civics for Elementary Students

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
What are some civics-oriented resources that you can use in the short time you have for social studies in the elementary classroom? The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship has ideas!

I Like ME! Positive Identity Development in Young Children

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Through artifacts and objects, museums are in a unique position to provide information that helps children learn about themselves and others. Historical objects can support children in building a positive self-identity.

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