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Social Studies Advocacy Strategies at the State and Local Level

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
The NCSS Government Relations & Public Relations Committee will share effective strategies for state and district level social studies advocacy.

At the Core: Social Studies Inquiry, Engagement, and Common Core Skills

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn how to engage students with inquiry, having social studies content as the focus, while fulfilling the Common Core State Standards, and increasing rigor. Receive ready-to-use lessons and handouts.

Treasure Hunting: Learning Geographic Reasoning Skills through Literature

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Advance your students' geographic reasoning skills through the integration of children's literature and mapping! This hands-on lesson uses the free GeoFRED interface and Treasure Map to make geography come alive.

National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps are enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tools for introducing geography and map skills to students. Learn about this program and inquiry-based activities that accompany it.

Entrepreneurship in the Elementary Classroom - Leavey Award Educational Summit

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Steal from the best! Discover innovative classroom techniques for teaching economics and entrepreneurship demonstrated by winning teachers. Learn how to turn your creative activities into cash with a Leavey Award.

15+ Strategies for Increased Engagement through Movement, Music, and Art

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Enliven your social studies classroom through these easy-to-incorporate strategies that promote active brain engagement and build an attitude of curiosity and inquiry for all learners.

WATER We Learning? An Inquiry into the Global Water Crisis

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Water is the substance of life. Yet many people lack clean water. Learn ways to engage young learners to respond as global citizens to the global water crisis.

PFL: It's Not Just for Economic Classes Anymore

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Personal financial literacy must be taught early so students become good stewards of money. Learn how to make connections between PFL and standards, and integrate with math and ELA.

Hispanics in the Revolutionary War

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Hispanics have been a part of the history of the United States since the beginning. Discover the role Hispanics played during the Revolutionary War.

Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Learn how to use design thinking--or elements of design thinking--to help your young learners tackle real-world problems while covering standard content and skills.

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