History Lives! Using innovative teaching strategies/lessons and primary sources, students understand that US colonial history is a story about people, not just a series of memorized dry and dusty dates!
Catherine Canty, Grange Hall Elementary School, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Moseley, VA
View authentic 5th Grade Revolutionary War projects and "living history" presentations created using the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Depart with lesson plans, ideas, and new found confidence!
Cyndy Fischer, Hudsonville Public Schools, Hudsonville, MI; Brad Nederveld, Hudsonville Public Schools, Hudsonville, MI
Discover how interactive whiteboards can help you address the diverse learning styles of your students. Receive strategies and resources to help you differentiate your planning, instruction, management and student assessment.
Colleen Schafer, Teq, Cicero, NY; Shawn Akley, Teq, Cicero, NY
This presentation provides a window into conceptual teaching that integrates literacy strategies. Marvel as your students will think critically, learn and enjoy social studies, and improve their literacy skills.
Amanda Vining, Anderson County Schools, Clinton, TN; Deborah Wooten, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Suzi Schmidt, Anderson County School, Clinton, TN
It is important for social studies teachers to incorporate literacy strategies to increase comprehension and promote concept retention. Literacy strategies help students become engaged and increase enjoyment of social studies.
Regina Rees, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH; Mary Lou DiPillo, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Explore the New-York Historical Society's "WWII & NYC" exhibition, which uncovers the war's impact on the metropolis and the critical role NY played in the war effort. Curriculum materials distributed.
Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
Classroom Web 2.0 tools can bring social studies concepts and processes alive for students. See how to support students as information producers with Web 2.0 tools! Bring your laptop!
Eric LeMoine, Kinnaman School, Beaverton, OR
This session explores how teachers partner history, literacy, and literature to help students wrestle with complexities of racism and injustice through a Storypath unit tied to the events and issues of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Tracey Drum, Bow Lake Elementary School, Seattle, WA; Janine King, Whitman Middle School, Seattle, WA
Learn to use Photo Story to create dynamic timelines using a single classroom computer. The finished product features student artwork and voiceovers. Participants receive handouts and a CD of materials.
Kevin Tierney, Rolling Hills Middle School, El Dorado Hills, CA
Context. Content. Process. Practice. Product. Criteria. How can teacher educators/ professional developers/cooperating teachers teach fundamentals of curriculum that help teachers plan thinking, socially-emotionally rich lessons and units in Social Studies.
Christy Folsom, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY