Taking Notes provides participants with precise historical methodology and the research supporting arts integration into the teaching of U.S. history to enhance the use of metacognitive strategies and promote inquiry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.