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Poster Session-Do You DBQ? One District's Leap into Common Core

Learn how one district implemented a DBQ program for grades K-5 during their Common Core transition year.

Poster Session-How to Measure Literacy while Learning Geography

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.

Poster Session-Not Just Story Time: Read-Alouds in Social Studies and Literacy

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.

Poster Session-Primary Sources and LOC.GOV as a Gateway to Common Core

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.

Poster Session-Unpacking the Common Core: Informational Text and Elementary Social Studies

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.

Help! I Have 20 Minutes to Teach Social Studies!

In this workshop you will learn how to use Project Based Learning to integrate your social studies and literacy curriculum in ways that will excite, engage, and TEACH your students.

At the Core of Purposeful Learning: Integrative Elementary Social Studies

Elementary school teachers and teacher educators partner to present strategic models for purposeful, diverse, integrative, elementary social studies content, strategies, and resources.

Global Perspectives in Geography, History, and Economics

Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve problem solving & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics.

Museum Crawl: Examining Texts while Thinking Like a Historian

Instead of simply looking at a lot of old stuff, turn any museum visit into a means of examining a variety of texts to stimulate inquiry and historical thinking.

Middle East Math: Teaching World Cultures while Teaching Math

Two in one: teach math and social studies simultaneously! This session will demonstrate innovative lessons that help elementary students learn about the Middle East while practicing required math skills.


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