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.
Mary Ledbetter, University of Texas Elementary School, Austin, TX, US
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.
Janet Armstrong, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US; Allison Horton, Buford Elementary School, Lancaster, SC, US
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.
Donna Olszewski, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US; Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US
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.
Sandra Oldendorf, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, US
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.
Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US
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.
Julia Barwell, Northern Arizona University, Tucson, AZ, US
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!
Kristi Stricker, Concordia University, Chicago, IL, US; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, US
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.
Erica Christie, Curriculum That Matters, Indianapolis, IN, US; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, US; Jessica Staudt, Harding Elementary, Mason City, IA, US
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.
James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, US
SWAP directs students through a clear process to effectively decode and accurately respond to social studies assessment items. Students gain confidence and increase achievement with this powerful framework.
Nicholas Baker, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US; Julie Alexander, Colonial School District, New Castle, DE, US