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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.

Feeding Hearts and Minds: Raising Awareness about Malnutrition through TeachUNICEF

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.

One-Stop Shopping: Integrating the Common Core and Elementary Social Studies

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.

Best Practice in Meaningful Elementary Social Studies

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.

RTI Assessment in First Grade Social Studies

Our approach to RTI with literacy and social studies in diverse first grade classrooms included the use of the classroom teacher, interventionists and college level teacher candidates.

Surviving the Common Core with History's Reality Stars

Failures, scandals, triumphs, newspaper headlines--we love our reality stars! And its all part of the CCSS! Learn how to bring the reality stars of history into your classroom!

Stay Calm and Jump on Board: Surviving the Reform Storm

Stay on the forefront of education reform by incorporating approaches such as STEM and Arts Integration into elementary social studies. Participants will leave with a CD of ideas and activities.

Doing Family History and Creating Museums with Elementary Students

Family history projects help young students develop historical thinking, interviewing, and presentation skills. This session describes a family history project for elementary students and provides guidelines and materials for teachers.


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