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PreK-Elementary

Picture Books and Inquiry: Nurturing Young Citizens

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to explore civics and current issues through children's literature. Get lessons and a diverse selection of picture books promoting critical and creative thinking.

Using Inquiry to Find Economics in STEAM Children's Literature/Informational Texts

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to teach economic concepts through award-winning children's books, including science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) informational text selections like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

A More Meaningful Thanksgiving: Thankfulness, Freedom, and Social Justice

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Tired of the same old Thanksgiving lessons? Wondering how to incorporate more meaningful study of current events and social justice into your classroom? Thanksgiving offers the perfect opportunity.

NCSS Notable Trade Books Committee Author Talk

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Have a conversation with Notables Booklist authors. They will talk about their work, discuss how it relates to social studies, and answer questions.

It's Not All About Me? Fostering Global Citizenship

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Citizenship is the foundation of our democracy. The C3 Literacy Collaborative shares their implementation of the C3 Framework and ELA integration through model units on character development and global citizenship.

Tech Tools to Refresh Your Social Studies Instruction

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hit Refresh! Learn about some exciting tech tools that will refresh your social studies instruction. Get real classroom examples and many practical suggestions.

Connecting ELA and Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Elementary students need opportunities to read complex text, with a distinct focus on building knowledge on interesting topics. Learn about a collaboration between ELA and social studies professionals that allows this to happen.

Making Inquiry Pop! 3-D Graphic Organizers for Civics

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Expand your strategy toolkit, promote quality social studies learning for all students with new 3-D techniques, and construct samples that promote inquiry.

Comparing Societal Perspectives of War to Personal Experiences of War

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:17pm to 2:35pm
My great uncle and a colleague, both combat veterans, told me personal stories in World War II and Vietnam War, respectively. Their stories tell me more than films and textbooks.

NCSS Notable Trade Books 2016: Ideas for Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2016 list, describe classroom activities, and raffle off books.

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