Elementary school teachers and teacher educators partner to present strategic models for purposeful, diverse, integrative, elementary social studies content, strategies, and resources.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, US; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, US; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, US; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, US; Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary, Lansing, MI, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, US; Mary Ledbetter, UT Elementary School, Austin, TX, US
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.
Jo Sigmund, Concordia University Portland, Portland, OR, US
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.
Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI, US; Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US
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.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US
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.
Dana Karraker, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US
A group of elementary teachers set out to research and write a storybook about actual children in colonial Maryland. The resulting digital book weaves together historical themes and disciplinary literacy.
Lisa Robbins, Historic London Towne and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, US; Carol Thornton, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Traceys Landing, MD, US
This Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session focuses on best practices in elementary school social studies in a discussion among editors, recent authors, and attendees.
Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, US
Take home a ready-to-go lesson for each grade level that fully integrates Social Studies and ELA Common Core Standards with powerful teaching strategies. Analyze a close reading of informational text.
Mirla Morrison, Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY, US
This session introduces elementary educators to TeachUNICEF curricula on malnutrition. Participants will learn how UNICEF is combating malnutrition and explore ways to inspire students to take action on global issues.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, US; William Van Pelt, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Washington, DC, US
This session will put the "social" back into social studies by demonstrating how teachers can use select strategies to enhance the social skill development of students with learning disabilities.
Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC, US