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Social Studies Comes Alive with Common Core

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.

Peace Table Talks: Bringing Historic Figures back to the Table

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.

Let's Go to School....around the World!

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.

Common Core and Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

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.

Heroines on Horseback: Packhorse Librarians and Frontier Nurses of Appalachia

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.

Beyond Biography: Rethinking Women’s History Month to Inspire Civic Action

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.

It's Elementary! A Technology Grab Bag Supporting Common Core Implementation!

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!

Crossing Borders: Building Geography and Language Concepts through Arts Integration

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.

Children’s Literature: Using UDHR as a Framework for Developing Elementary Social Justice Lessons

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.

Fighting for Equality: Exploring Civil Rights through the Common Core

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.


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