Mock Trials can be a powerful method for engaging students in an understanding of the judicial branch. They solicit critical thinking, providing a natural blend with language arts and theatre.
Fran Chadwick, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Nearly 29,000 bath toys washed overboard in 1992, floating on ocean currents for 20 years. This session will explore the toys' story with interdisciplinary activities combining geography, science, and literacy.
Caroline Sheffield, Univerity of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Meeting social studies standards in early childhood is a reqirement of NAEYC. Participate in three activites that meet the standards and spiral to the higher grades.
Joan Silver, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY; Lynne Stucchio, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
Participants will examine the theme of Time, Continuity and Change, applying the core skills of compare/contrast and point-of-view through content, literature and the visual arts.
Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO; Kay Birukoff, University of Phoenix, Albuquerque, NM; Tom McGowan, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Join us in an interactive exploration of multicultural picture books designed to increase student engagement, support culturally responsive teaching, and promote equity for all learners.
Bianca Carpenter, Alief Independent School District, Houston, TX
Have you searched the Library of Congress Website and felt overwhelmed? Learn strategies to locate a wealth of primary sources through inquiry and discover ways to get students to think!
Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL; Cindy Rich, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois; Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Education Center, Bunker Hill, Illinois
Learn how Korean children's literature can integrate reading, language arts and social studies with engaging lessons. CD's of lesson plans will be provided.
Amy Camardese, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
This session will explore conceptions of family in elementary curricula sharing diverse families' hopes for inclusion in early social studies curriculum and best practices regarding the inclusion of diverse families.
Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Valerie Glass, Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Blacksburg, VA; Sarah Jones, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Katie Barrow, Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Teaching about entrepreneurship is easier than you think. Students delight in developing a product with classmates, while learning about microfinancing, collateral, a business plan, market research, production, advertising, and pricing.
Sallie Tinney, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA; Philip TInney, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA; Susie Leahy, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
Co-teachers present interactive lessons from Developing Mental Maps, a State of Delaware Prioritized Model Unit, using literature, manipulatives, geo-graphics, and online resources. Participants engage in conversations about geographic literacy.
Kristin Becker, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, DE; Kimberly Snyder, Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington, DE