Presenting an inquiry-based narrative—setting, characters, and plot. Reading and writing come alive as students apply social studies understandings in real world contexts. Strategies for integrating the Common Core shared.
Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South D.C., Australia; Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, US
Learn how to transform your school into a museum. Teachers and students of Maplewood/Richmond Heights Elementary School will share their school metaphor: School as Museum.
Timothy Butz, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School, St. Louis, MO, US; Daniel Lyons, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School, St. Louis, MO, US
An 18th century Louisiana village provides an engaging backdrop for bringing CCSS to life for elementary and middle school students via collaboration between living history museum, university, and local schools.
Toby Daspit, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US; Jolie Johnson, Vermilionville Folklife Center, Lafayette, LA, ; Janet Pope, Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette, LA, US; Elaine Riley-Taylor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US
Transform your classroom Peace Table into a place for your students to rewrite history and resolve conflicts between historic figures. Social justice empowers students to envision a more peaceful future.
Mary Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX, US
Understanding relationships between social studies and Common Core Literacy at the elementary level is essential. We will explore ways to use literacy strategies to enhance student understanding of U.S. history.
Janet Armstrong, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US; Allison Horton, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US
This presentation will provide strategies for addressing discipline literacy and the Common Core in the social studies classroom; specifically history, economics, geography and civics using primary and secondary sources.
Donna Olszewski, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US; Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US
Learn how children can gain a global perspective by exploring where children from around the world go to school, how they travel to school, and what they learn in school.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US
Meet children who live 300 miles south of the Arizona border, and are learning English and geography concepts through arts integration. Take away exciting CCSS lessons for any K-3 classroom.
Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, US
This session will share over 20 technology resources appropriate for elementary educators! Learn to capture video using Firefox, explore Animoto, discover cool Google tools, learn about Prezi and Glogging too!
Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, Chicago, IL, US; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, US
Explore a technology- and literacy-driven approach to Women’s History Month, promoting active citizenship, civic leadership, and collaborative biography. Participants receive lesson plans, graphic organizers, and resources for the elementary classroom.
Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN, US; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jessica Staudt, Harding Elementary, Mason City, IA, US