Learn how one district developed a fourth grade project to study the regions of the United States while simultaneously measuring our progress towards mastering Common Core literacy standards.
Matthew Mingle, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough, NJ, US
Learn how one district implemented a DBQ program for grades K-5 during their Common Core transition year.
Dira Harris, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US; Niomi Henry, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA, US
This presentation describes potential benefits of using interactive read-alouds of a variety of text types to help elementary students meet social studies learning goals and the Common Core ELA Standards.
Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Annie Whitlock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, US
The Common Core has become the new “West” in education. Learn strategies to search the Library of Congress website and teach with primary sources to promote reading and writing skills.
Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary and Junior High, Bunker Hill, IL, US; Margaret Fredericksen, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, US; Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, US
Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve problem solving & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics.
Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD, US; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI, US; Paul Nagel, Social Studies Curriculum Writer, Natchitoches, LA, US
Elementary school teachers and teacher educators partner to present strategic models for purposeful, diverse, integrative, elementary social studies content, strategies, and resources.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, US; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, US; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, US; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, US; Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary, Lansing, MI, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, US; Mary Ledbetter, UT Elementary School, Austin, TX, US
In this workshop you will learn how to use Project Based Learning to integrate your social studies and literacy curriculum in ways that will excite, engage, and TEACH your students.
Jo Sigmund, Concordia University Portland, Portland, OR, US
Instead of simply looking at a lot of old stuff, turn any museum visit into a means of examining a variety of texts to stimulate inquiry and historical thinking.
Dana Karraker, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US; Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US
Two in one: teach math and social studies simultaneously! This session will demonstrate innovative lessons that help elementary students learn about the Middle East while practicing required math skills.
Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US