The presentation will focus on strategies for teaching biographical information about historical figures through children’s literature. Five strategies will be described and modeled. Resources will be provided for the strategies.
Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, US; William Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US; Michael Lewis, Loudon County Schools, Loudon, TN, US; Nefertari Yancie, Huffman Middle School, Birmingham, AL, US
Participants will examine effective integration of Social Studies and Common Core Standards. Strategies for improving teacher candidates’ abilities to create effective integration will be shared. Participants will receive example lessons.
Amy Good, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US; Tracy Rock, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US
Through the Young Citizens video program, students in Canada explore history, learn new skills and make connections throughout the country. Discover how your students can reach new heights through filmmaking.
Joanna Dawson, Canada's History Society, Winnipeg, MB, CA
A high-energy, entertaining session filled with magic, mayhem, and most importantly, methods to captivate and engage hard-to-motivate students through interactive and creative approaches to teaching history.
Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA, US
This session will feature creative lesson plans and techniques to help busy teachers include women's history into the standard high school U. S. history classroom.
Frances Janeene Williams, Pettis County R-V School District, Hughesville, MO, US
A group of elementary teachers set out to research and write a storybook about actual children in colonial Maryland. The resulting digital book weaves together historical themes and disciplinary literacy.
Lisa Robbins, Historic London Towne and Gardens, Edgewater, MD, US; Carol Thornton, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Traceys Landing, MD, US
This session explores integrating reading, writing, and social studies content by adapting the Daily 5 format. It provides teachers with a familiar format to design lessons around a children’s book.
Heather Hagan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Theresa Simpson, Edgewood Primary School, Bloomington, IN, US
Globalize your classroom with Google maps & apps: infuse your lessons with Google to bring the past to the present, and the far away to next door.
Eric Langhorst, Discovery Middle School, Liberty, MO, US; Alexandria Mooney, Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School, Maplewood, MO, US
Learn about the assessment methods used by Smarter Balanced and PARCC for the Common Core State Assessment and see examples of K-12 social studies common assessments aligned to these methods.
Natalie Bolton, University of Missouri- Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US
An NCSS conference perennial! Two former NCSS presidents and high school administrators invite audience volunteers to respond to questions from an actual hiring interview. Critiques identify what high schools really want.
Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ, US; Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Portland, OR, US