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PreK-Elementary

Viewing Battles From Windows of the Past

View authentic 5th Grade Revolutionary War projects and "living history" presentations created using the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Depart with lesson plans, ideas, and new found confidence!

Look, Touch, Listen: Differentiate Instruction Using Interactive Technology

Discover how interactive whiteboards can help you address the diverse learning styles of your students. Receive strategies and resources to help you differentiate your planning, instruction, management and student assessment.

Gender Analysis of NCSS Intermediate Grade Notable Trade Book Winners

This poster session provides a gender analysis of NCSS Notable Trade book winners for the intermediate grades for the years 2006-2008.

Social Studies as Context for Meeting the ELA Common Core

Tired of sneaking social studies into your curriculum "left behind?" This session offers strategies and resources linking social studies to ELA Common Core Standards through social media and children's literature.

Teachers as Role Models (TRM) Inspiring Active Young Citizens

Learn to turn your personal passion for citizenship into meaningful service-learning experiences for elementary students through the TRM approach! Help your students become active young local and/or global citizens.

Beyond Windows & Mirrors: Walking Through Doors with Literature

Walk through our door, embark on a literary journey to locations around the world! Explore geography of narratives with mapping and digital connections preparing responsible citizens for a global society.

Learning for Environmental Sustainability: Civic Lessons for the 21st Century

Through modeling a Storypath approach, participants will learn about engaging pedagogies that connect diverse students to "lived experiences" and promote application of understandings, skills and dispositions for 21st Century sustainability.

Civil War Simulations: Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies

This presentation includes teacher lessons, student writing and digital iMovies of students acting out Civil War events from historical fiction: Bull Run, Follow the Drinking Gourd, and The Patchwork Path.

Find A Palimpsest and Engage Students with American History

Learn how a group of teachers make history meaningful for elementary students using a kind of image known as palimpsest. Examples of accessible palimpsests will be provided.

Presidential Plates and Portraits: Balanced Integration with Art

Can balanced integration be achieved? These elementary lessons balanced art and social studies helped students learn state and presidential symbols and how we use symbols as a means of communication.

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