Multiple research methodologies will be explored by representatives of the NCSS Research Community that may inform inquiry focused practices and social studies disciplinary literacy.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Christine Baron, Boston University, Boston, MA; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, FL; Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR; Paul Fitchett, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Sarah Mathews, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Learn instructional strategies that promote disciplinary literacy by intersecting diverse literature and inquiry skills. This session will focus on utilizing various texts as well as artifacts from widely divergent cultures.
Kelly Wessel, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS; Elizabeth Peuser, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS
With support from the Library of Congress, the project goal is to use primary sources in conjunction with research developed curriculum activities for United States history teacher.
Juan Walker, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlanda, GA; John Pagnotti, Fulton County, Fulton, GA; Andrew Kemp, Georgia Regents University, Augusta,
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