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PreK-Elementary

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Panel

Enhance your teaching strategies toolbox by joining the 2015 Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year as they share how they used tools such as the C3 Framework and NCSS Themes to bring their instruction to the next level by engaging students in meaningful learning.

26 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics

Fast-paced, fun session with 26 ideas, one for each of the 26 members of the Civics Renewal Network, that you can take back and use in your classroom.

Abraham Lincoln: American Idol

Our Great Emancipator's journey from a log cabin to the White House is marked with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph. Honest Abe blazes to life in this compelling portrayal.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Clever Cogitating with the Common Four

How can students examine issues by thinking like political scientists? Geographers? Economists? Find out in this interactive session. Discipline-specific thinking caps provided: bring your own masks and beads.

Teaching about and against Cultural Stereotypes

Participants will learn about common misconceptions and stereotypes young children have about Africa and other world regions, and strategies teachers can use to challenge and disrupt these stereotypes.

Creating Democratic Spaces: Embedding Citizenship Skills everyday in Elementary Classrooms

Teachers often struggle to create democratic spaces in elementary classrooms. This interactive presentation will present example lessons and ideas designed to focus student learning on democratic habits and citizenship skills.

Orange Trees and Monuments: Civic Engagement in the Elementary Classroom

Review a successful civic engagement project framework that addresses community problems while building reading, writing, and discussion skills across multiple content areas. Collaboration, decision-making, and evidence-based arguments are emphasized.

It's Elementary! A Technology Grab Bag

This session will share over 30 technology resources for elementary social studies educators! Learn ways to enhance your content searches, tools to capture content, and many interactive sites and simulations.

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