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
Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.
Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.
Rachel Weiss, University of Wisonsin-Madison, Madison, WI, US; Oralee Kramer, South Asia Book Award Committee, Seattle, WA, US; Rachel Meyer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
Visual art as a primary source document in your classroom? It's elementary, when this group of students show how they create research based interpretations using the French Tableau (living picture).
Sheri Carpenter, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative, Tulsa, OK, US; Brittany Conway, student, Tulsa, OK, US; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary School, Tulsa, OK, US
The construct of "family" is an experiential starting point for children in understanding history and "the past." Teachers promote just and equitable classrooms when they employ inclusive and relevant approaches.
Lisa Nagel, St. Anne's School of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD, US
Use social studies content (informational text) during your Literacy Block with easy, engaging Common Core lessons, 3-D graphic organizers and the latest 2.0 technology for student publishing.
Kathy Hoover, American Legacy Publishing - Studies Weekly, Edwardsville, IL, US; Kim Mogilevsky, American Legacy Publishing - Studies Weekly, Boynton Beach, FL, US
Get inspired to go global! Join a skilled educator to use one of National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Maps. Experience the innovative activities and learn how to expand your school’s geo-literacy.
Jane Hundley, Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA, US
This session provides concrete examples of teacher researchers who have long-standing commitments to what we've called "the un-common core" - highlighting the essential nature of history, inquiry and justice for K-5.
Sushma Bridgemahon, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Zanne Newman, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Susan Noffke, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, Champaign, IL, US; Katie Hickey Snyder, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US; Jennifer Varvel, Champaign Public Schools, Champaign, IL, US
Poster Session-Geospatial Technology Facilitates English Learners’ Investigations through Language UseSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 4:42pm
Geospatial technology supports geographic inquiry and spatial thinking expressed through language arts. Integrate CCSS with 2012 Geography and English Language Development Standards to successfully engage English Language Learners. Materials provided.
Sarah A. Coppersmith, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US; Jerol B. Enoch, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, US
Culture Boxes are valuable for teaching students of all ages. Young children, especially, benefit from interacting with items from other cultures. Don't just read about the Great Wall, build it!
Barbara McCrary, Eisenhower International School, Tulsa, OK, US; Lezlie Segovia, Eisenhower International School, Tulsa, OK, US