Step into 1920s New York with stops at the Plaza Hotel, Harlem, and Gatsby's roaring parties. Mini lessons will incorporate multiple methods for bringing literature and the past to life.
Linda O'Connell, Fredonia Central School, Fredonia, NY; Kerry Seastrum, Fredonia Central School, Fredonia, NY
An innovative approach to ELA integration with historical fiction used as the instructional force behind content instruction. Result: An array of student created products, including an intricate reading response journal.
Rick Lumpkins, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY; Michele Grey, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY
Elementary teachers collaboratively designed and implemented a lesson aimed at helping students authentically debate Indian Removal. Students examined multiple historical perspectives before recommending a policy decision to Andrew Jackson.
James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; John Saye, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
This session will present ways to use Project-based Learning (PBL) in social studies classrooms to help teachers prepare their students for real-world, 21st Century skills.
Bobbi Hansen, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Not your brother's comic book! Graphic novels are increasingly available for the social studies. This session examines their link with content literacy and opportunities for the classroom. Lesson materials provided.
Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Penny Howell, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Rock, Roll and Remember uses music, humor and mnemonic devices to help history and geography educators aid the retention of knowledge in their students.
Bill Ross 111, American Institute for History Education, Swedesboro, NJ
Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone, improving inclusion and accessibility with ready-to-implement strategies, tools and resources.
Julie Moore, Central Kitsap School District, Seabeck, WA
Economic and environmental collapse of the 1930s and the will to survive sends one young man on a journey from the Oklahoma dust to a new life in the northwest.
Michael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle, WA
This interactive session demonstrates best practices supporting collaboration between K-12 special education and general education teachers. Participants learn how to create inclusive social studies classrooms supporting exceptional learners. Resources provided.
Darren Minarik, Radford University, Radford, VA
This session provides strategies and classroom ready lessons demonstrating how an emphasis on skills such as literacy, writing and critical thinking in a digital age enhance any social studies content.
Erica Schnee, Bozeman High School, Bozeman, MT; Liza Doty, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO