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.
Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC
The editors of a new NCSS publication present this unique volume, which combines Common Core skills with preK-Grade 5 social studies units, each based on a classic elementary text.
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO
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
Come see a showcase of 280+ free, online lessons for grades K-12. These lessons integrate national geography standards with ELA or Math CCSS and include everything you need.
Gale Ekiss, Arizona Geographic Alliance, Tempe, AZ; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
See how to integrate economics and language arts learning using a popular children’s literature series. Participants will receive four classroom-ready lessons with white board applications.
Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch, KY
NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on content-based literacy and evidence-based instruction will be presented.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC; Christine Baron, Boston University, MA; Theresa McCormick, Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, AL
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; Margaret Fredericksen, Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
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
Elementary Teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston,
IL; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA