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PreK-Elementary

Connecting Human Rights and Your Elementary School Using Digital Media

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.

Conflict in South Asia: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Debating Skills

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.

Critical Thinking Skills in Geography, History, and Economics

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

Measuring Up: Linking Research to Social Studies Practice

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.

"Doing History" with English Learners: Scaffolding for Success

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.

From Greenland to Samoa: Trekking the World with Globeteacher

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."

On the Move: Push and Pull Factors!

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

Looking In/Out: The Immigrant and First Nation Peoples' Experience

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.

No More Holiday Hoopla! Empowering Critical Consumerism and Conscious Giving

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.

Teaching History: An Everyday Endeavor!

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!

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