Using authentic work samples, instructional footage, and interviews, the results of a multi-region, environmental curriculum pilot on children's understanding of sustainability and their roles as â€œsolutionariesâ€ will be explored.
Elizabeth Crawford, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC; Nancy Luke, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
An innovative approach to ELA integration with historical fiction used as the instructional force behind content instruction. Result: An array of student created products, including an intricate reading response journal.
Rick Lumpkins, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY; Michele Grey, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY
Elementary teachers collaboratively designed and implemented a lesson aimed at helping students authentically debate Indian Removal. Students examined multiple historical perspectives before recommending a policy decision to Andrew Jackson.
James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; John Saye, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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