Running out of time for Social Studies? Link learning about India and Pakistan into Language Arts through a simulation of bilateral negotiations and practice researching, persuasive writing, and debating.
Gerardo Aponte, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
This session provides teachers the opportunity to explore ways to use literacy to teach human rights, including using digital media to create a class online graphic novel.
Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Carolyn Weber, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on both teacher and student assessment processes and evidence-based strategies will be presented.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Aubur
Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve critical thinking & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics
Paul Nagel, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Mike Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI
Discover strategies for engaging English Learners with primary sources, while developing academic language and addressing Common Core Standards. An innovative primary source analysis tool and model lessons will be provided.
Diane Hembacher, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA; Lisa Hutton, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
Introducing children to outstanding picture books is one way to help them discover the distinctive region known as the Pacific Northwest. Come learn about using picture books in your classrooms.
Dena Beeghly, West Chester University, West Chester, PA; Martha Drobnak, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Are you looking for a way to teach your students about the world? This session will feature exciting, hands-on, active lessons to teach geography through push and pull factors
Paul Nagel, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX; Shirley Lomax, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
Learn about an innovative strategy that has students "traveling" the world through artifacts, literature, journaling, visual texts, and experiential activities. Resources are provided to help you develop your own "treks."
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Enliven your winter holiday lessons with an economic approach designed to empower students to be critical consumers and conscious gift-givers. Participants receive lesson plans featuring service learning and critical literacy.
Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
History Lives! Using innovative teaching strategies/lessons and primary sources, students understand that US colonial history is a story about people, not just a series of memorized dry and dusty dates!
Catherine Canty, Grange Hall Elementary School, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Moseley, VA