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PreK-Elementary

A.R.T.: American Revolutionary Tableaus and the Common Good

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).

Professional Juggling Act: Social Studies Content in the Literacy Block

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.

Beyond Family Trees: Critical Literacy Approaches to Personal History

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.

Continent on a Basketball Court? Exploring a NatGeo Giant Map

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.

Poster Session-The "Uncommon Core": History, Inquiry and Justice in K-5

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.

Poster Session-Got Culture? Using Culture Boxes with Young Children

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!

Poster Session-Geospatial Technology Facilitates English Learners’ Investigations through Language Use

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.

Poster Session-Moving Students to Action through the CORE

This presentation will introduce participants to a social studies project that integrates social studies, reading/language arts and service learning. Participants will receive examples of the lessons developed.

Poster Session-Developing Scientific Attitudes in Primary School Pupils: A Humanistic Approach to Social Studies Teaching and Learning

This paper examines the development of scientific attitudes in enhancing effective teaching and learning of social studies. It equally looks at how teachers can adopt a humanistic approach.

Poster Session-Utilizing Community Resources to Promote Global Citizenship

Issues surrounding citizenship and global citizenship are significant in the current pluralistic society of America. This presentation presents theoretical and practical models of resources as alternatives in addressing these issues.

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