Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. This interactive session will explore the story of nurses and librarians who heroically served Appalachian communities on horseback. Lesson materials provided.
Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US
This session addresses social justice and political rights and opportunities using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights framework. Identification of problems and remedies using children’s literature and collaborations are presented.
James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, US
SWAP directs students through a clear process to effectively decode and accurately respond to social studies assessment items. Students gain confidence and increase achievement with this powerful framework.
Nicholas Baker, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US; Julie Alexander, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US
The editors of a new NCSS publication present this unique volume, which combines Common Core skills with preK-Grade 5 social studies units, each based on a classic elementary text.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO, US; Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ, US; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on content-based literacy and evidence-based instruction will be presented.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Christine Baron, Boston University, Boston, MA, US; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, US; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina
This interactive session explores an elementary civil rights text set and activities used to integrate social studies and Common Core ELA standards in meaningful ways that deepen social studies understandings.
Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, US; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, US
See how to integrate economics and language arts learning using a popular children’s literature series. Participants will receive four classroom-ready lessons with white board applications.
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch, Louisville, KY, US
Come see a showcase of 280+ free, online lessons for grades K-12. These lessons integrate national geography standards with ELA or Math CCSS and include everything you need.
Gale Ekiss, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ, US; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University and Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ, US
Elementary teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston, IL, US; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL, US
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA, US