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A Kid-Friendly Guide for Global Awareness Instruction

In this age of rapid globalization, preparing students to be citizens of the world is paramount. This presentation’s purpose is to demonstrate methods for building global understanding in young learners.

NCSS Notable Trade Books 2013: Ideas for Classrooms

Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2013 list, classroom activities, and raffle off books.

Common Core Interconnections to Geographic Literacy

This interactive session will highlight the work that National Geographic and the Network of Alliances have done creating resources that connect geo-literacy and the Common Core.

Theme-Based Instruction: Connecting Content and Literacy Skills

Teaching reading and writing skills using a social studies theme ensures productive instructional time spent with both language arts and content skills. Learn how to create innovative, inspiring, theme-based units.

Catch The Gingerbread Man and Tackle the Common Core

Run, run as fast as you can….Discover The Gingerbread Man, an integrated-thematic curriculum for grades 1-2, that engages students and addresses Common Core. Participants receive a free copy.

VARKing up the Right Tree—Engaging Students Using VARK Learning Preferences to Master the Common Core

Participants will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to create meaningful Common Core-aligned social studies learning activities by effectively incorporating the use of students’ VARK learning style preferences.

Forget Me Not: Reading and Writing Historical Fiction, K-5

Amidst the buzz about informational writing and close reading -- don’t underestimate the power of historical fiction! Learn how to captivate young learners while meeting the CCSS.

To the Core: Multicultural Literature, Differentiated Instruction, and Common Core

Culturally responsible literature is a delightful and powerful tool to teach Common Core Standards. Let’s explore methods of using multicultural literature with differentiated instruction to get at the Core

Better Social Studies: Increasing Content Knowledge and Engagement through Reading

Participants will learn strategies to provide and support multi-genre reading opportunities in history. They’ll learn how to incorporate the Common Core ELA Standards without losing the social studies.

Using Active Storytelling to Foster Divergent Thinking

By using the art of improvisational storytelling, we will explore ways to link historical fact to creative writing that will create meaningful correlations for students.


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