A group of elementary teachers set out to research and write a storybook about actual children in colonial Maryland. The resulting digital book weaves together historical themes and disciplinary literacy.
Lisa Robbins, Historic London Towne and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, US; Carol Thornton, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Traceys Landing, MD, US
This Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session focuses on best practices in elementary school social studies in a discussion among editors, recent authors, and attendees.
Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, US
Take home a ready-to-go lesson for each grade level that fully integrates Social Studies and ELA Common Core Standards with powerful teaching strategies. Analyze a close reading of informational text.
Mirla Morrison, Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Yorktown Heights, NY, US
This session introduces elementary educators to TeachUNICEF curricula on malnutrition. Participants will learn how UNICEF is combating malnutrition and explore ways to inspire students to take action on global issues.
Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, US; William Van Pelt, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Washington, DC, US
This session will put the "social" back into social studies by demonstrating how teachers can use select strategies to enhance the social skill development of students with learning disabilities.
Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC, US
This session explores integrating reading, writing, and social studies content by adapting the Daily 5 format. It provides teachers with a familiar format to design lessons around a children’s book.
Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Theresa Simpson, Edgewood Primary School, Bloomington, IN, US
Our approach to RTI with literacy and social studies in diverse first grade classrooms included the use of the classroom teacher, interventionists and college level teacher candidates.
Corrie Block, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, US
This interactive session will highlight the work that National Geographic and the Network of Alliances have done creating resources that connect geo-literacy and the Common Core.
Brenda Barr, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, US; Kim Hulse , National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, US
Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2013 list, classroom activities, and raffle off books.
Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, US; Tina Buster, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, US; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, US; Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University- School of Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH, US; Scott Waters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Cynthia Grady, Washington, DC, US; Sheri Sinykin, Sun Lakes, AZ, US; Kristina Swarner, Chicago, IL, US
In this age of rapid globalization, preparing students to be citizens of the world is paramount. This presentation’s purpose is to demonstrate methods for building global understanding in young learners.
Joseph Labant, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA, US