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.
Bruce Miller, Landmark School, Manchester, MA, US
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
Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
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.
Ryan Hughes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA, US
VARKing up the Right Tree—Engaging Students Using VARK Learning Preferences to Master the Common CoreSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:52pm
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.
Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Jennifer Stroot, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Julie Tonsing-Meyer, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US
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.
Erin Sloan, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, US
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.
Jacqueline LaRose, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US; Ellen Weaver, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, US
Learn how to integrate social studies in the reading/language arts block and teach the skills required in Common Core. Get concrete tips and explore valuable resources exclusively for elementary teachers.
Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL, US
This presentation shows how to engage students in creative writing and research by using the iPad in collecting primary and secondary sources from multiple genres to create a shareable ePub.
Steven H. White, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Hilary Harms Logan, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, US
TLAC helps students examine issues from multiple perspectives using glasses representing the disciplines: history (time lens), politics (rules lens), economics (stuff lens), geography (space lens), and behavioral sciences (people lens).
S.G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, US; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US; Emma Thacker, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US
The North American global marketplace began with European explorers and evolved to international trade empires. How did countries and cultures collaborate? Resource-packed presentation of an Explorers and Fur Trade unit.
Betsy Arntzen, Canadian-American Center, UMaine, Orono, ME, US; Amy Sotherden, Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, US