Learn strategies to meaningfully integrate visual art into your classroom as explored in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art. Discover how these models enhance multiple literacies.
Phoebe Hillemann, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US
Family history projects help young students develop historical thinking, interviewing, and presentation skills. This session describes a family history project for elementary students and provides guidelines and materials for teachers.
Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Sharon Ross, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US; Holly Swain, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, US
Stay on the forefront of education reform by incorporating approaches such as STEM and Arts Integration into elementary social studies. Participants will leave with a CD of ideas and activities.
Tim Johnson, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Laura Pinto, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US; Shannon Pugh, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD, US
Failures, scandals, triumphs, newspaper headlines--we love our reality stars! And its all part of the CCSS! Learn how to bring the reality stars of history into your classroom!
Kelly Cranstoun, Pearson, Lake Zurich, IL, US
Teachers and curricular leaders will learn how a Big Ideas approach to social studies curriculum has helped students become global thinkers and how online learning environments have made customization possible.
Robb Virgin, Levi P. Dodge Middle School, Farmington, MN, US
For decades segregated professional African-American baseball teams played across the country. Hear the history of the Negro Leagues, learn ways to engage students by using literature, and receive materials.
Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO, US; Karen Muir, Annapolis, MD, US; Carole Boston Weatherford, High Point, NC, US
Tablets inspire creativity and hands-on learning for students. This session will highlight innovative, engaging, and educational apps that will draw your students into the study of social studies. BYOD!
Angela Affronti , Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, NY, US; Melissa Seideman , Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY, US
We will present the Newberry Library’s Digital Collection for the Classroom–thematic collections of classroom-ready, primary source documents that will support CCSS skill development and enhance student learning.
Charlotte Wolfe, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, US
This session will explore the cultural implications of the Cold War and will provide teachers with strategies and resources for engaging their students and strengthening their literacy and communication skills.
Kay Ackerman, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, US; Sarah Bair, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, US
Amidst the buzz about informational writing and close reading -- don’t underestimate the power of historical fiction! Learn how to captivate young learners while meeting the CCSS.
Ryan Hughes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA, US