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.
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.
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.
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.
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.