To understand North America is to understand First Nations. The ancient and contemporary history of Pacific Northwest Coast tribes can be taught through the lens of one icon. Materials provided.
Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada/ SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME
This session will present ways to use Project-based Learning (PBL) in social studies classrooms to help teachers prepare their students for real-world, 21st Century skills.
Bobbi Hansen, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
This session examines the use of The Window Project, an integrated social studies and arts task, in the elementary classroom to demonstrate global connections and interdependence through collective art media.
Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Learn low budget, high impact vocabulary activities you can use tomorrow. Brain based strategies for Pacific Northwest geography terms or any subject where vocabulary comprehension is key to student success.
Laurie Zahn, Ashford University, Clinton, IA
Appropriate for teachers of elementary and middle school students, participants will view the world from different perspectives through the purposeful integration of social studies standards, reading strategies, and children's literature.
Kathy Brashears, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN; Melissa Comer, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN
In this poster session, presenters identify one approach for creating a state student atlas in English and Spanish. They also share design features of supporting resources and accompanying professional development.
Gwenda Rice, Western Oregon University, Portland, OR; Teresa Bulman, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Students can learn about Native American tribes through stories of people and place. Washington State has an online tribal sovereignty curriculum and this culturally relevant resource list provides context.
Nadean Meyer, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Understandings of chronology and time are foundational to making sense of history. This presentation offers elementary teachers multiple activities for engaging students in developing a sense of chronology.
Leslie Hall, Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, WA
This session illustrates how gaming theory can be utilized to construct classroom activities. Games already created, their implementation, and ways to build new ones will be shared by the presenters.
Christopher Witschonke, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX; Jose Herrera, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX
Enhance your social studies instruction using geospatial technology including ArcGIS On-line to teach about global interdependence. Step-by-step guidance as well as CD with lesson plans and hand-outs will be provided.
Eui-kyung Shin, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Thomas Baker, Esri, Redlands, CA