This interdisciplinary, multicultural, and thorough presentation contains information/materials usable "tomorrow" in the classroom. Participants will be immersed in reviews of hundreds of books about Lincoln and classroom-tested lesson plans.
Madaya Mom: The story of One Mother's Unimaginable Struggle for Survival is the story of a Syrian family in an online, comic-book format. Since journalists and cameras weren't able to gain access to the besieged town Madaya, ABC News began relying on dispatches from a Syrian mother for insider information. The news network decided to team up with Marvel Comics to create a free digital comic of her stories. Read more
How would you implement technology to enhance your teaching methods and address learning challenges? Would you invest in a new computer or mobile devices for your students to use in the classroom? Or perhaps make use of software that streamlines your curriculum and lightens the load of grading papers?
Describe in 400-500 words the impact new classroom technology could have for you and your students. The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial uses for classroom technology will each be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classrooms. Read more
Analyze best practices to infuse research and writing projects into social studies courses and review an approach empowering student voice and choice that improves CCSS-aligned skills and content knowledge.
In this session participants will engage in a lively facilitated deliberation about whether we should adopt mandatory voting in the United States. This deliberation will model a best-case, fair hearing of different points of view.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.