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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.

Making the “Old” New: e-Learning about Colonial American History

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.

Destination Social Studies: Daily Stations Integrating Literacy and Social Studies

This session explores integrating reading, writing, and social studies content by adapting the Daily 5 format. It provides teachers with a familiar format to design lessons around a children’s book.

Enhancing Social Skills through "Social" Studies

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.


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