Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session on best practices in elementary school social studies.
Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY
From primary sources to current events, today's teachers have tremendous access to information for balancing literacy with elementary social studies. This poster session shares tradebooks, technology and A-Z literacy strategies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Join us in opening the window to the world of social studies through reader's theatre! We will explore published scripts as well as how to create scripts from children's books.
Laura Meyers, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The audience will be engaged in fascinating elementary level lessons based on a wide variety of NCSS Notable Tradebooks. All audience members will receive a CD containing the lesson plans.
Diane Brantley, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, , ; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, , Iowa; Mary Hass, West Virginia University, , West Virginia; Lois Christensen, University of Alabama, , Alabama; Sharon Ross, University of Alabama- Tuscaloosa, , Alabama; M
Session describes how a teacher preparation program built a "living museum" in partnership with the state historical society to help students understand the power of "doing history" in the community.
Crystal Soltero, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Megan Gately, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, AZ
The Learning Cycle is an instructional model that utilizes inquiry in developing concepts. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how this model can be utilized in teaching history.
Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA
We sometimes shelter students from challenging issues because we struggle with them ourselves. Learn about using children's literature to frame global challenges as opportunities to make a positive difference.
Dave Wilton, Facing the Future, Seattle, WA
This presentation counters the conventional myth that handwriting instruction in cursive be replaced with keyboarding. It asserts the cognitive connection of handwriting instruction with communication and suggests a balanced approach.
April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
This workshop will introduce the content and pedagogy of Human Rights Education (HRE) for Pre-K and elementary learners. Participants will be given activities to begin integrating HRE in their classrooms.
Sarah Herder, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
This presentation will provide elementary teachers K-6th grade and social studies methods faculty with practical lesson ideas to help learners develop skills for success as global citizenship.
Lydiah Nganga, University of Wyoming, Casper Center, Casper, WY