This session introduces four innovative national identity education lessons in China. The authors of the lessons come from Beijing and Hong Kong, and the session compares their perspectives in teaching positive national feeling in a globalization era.
Wangbei Ye, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
This interactive session will feature quality fiction and non-fiction texts that can be paired and used to authentically teach elementary students about slavery, the Underground Railroad, and freedom.
Kimberly Clayton-Code, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, US; Denise Dallmer, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY,
Participants will learn how to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of the 2,000,000+ military-connected students in the U.S., who are often most challenged by our globally interconnected world.
Hillary Anderson, Memphis Public Schools, Memphis, TN, US; Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Karee Orellana, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Stacey Cutter, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US
Yesterday’s Child online series uses storytelling to promote critical thinking and literacy. It explores how ancient history lives today through innovation, technology and cultural touchstones in music, art and food.
Shirley Gazsi, AntiquityNOW, New York, NY, US
Economics is often an unfamiliar topic for many elementary teachers.This presentation will display popular children’s literature that can be used to teach economics in a fun way to young students.
Julia Mittelberg, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US
Learn how one district developed a fourth grade project to study the regions of the United States while simultaneously measuring our progress towards mastering Common Core literacy standards.
Matthew Mingle, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough, NJ, US
Learn how one district implemented a DBQ program for grades K-5 during their Common Core transition year.
Dira Harris, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US
This presentation describes potential benefits of using interactive read-alouds of a variety of text types to help elementary students meet social studies learning goals and the Common Core ELA Standards.
Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Annie Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, US
The Common Core has become the new “West” in education. Learn strategies to search the Library of Congress website and teach with primary sources to promote reading and writing skills.
Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary and Junior High, Bunker Hill, IL, US; Margaret Fredericksen, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, US; Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, US