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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Participants will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to create meaningful Common Core-aligned social studies learning activities by effectively incorporating the use of students’ VARK learning style preferences.
Engage students in learning history content and improving research skills by tracing the bloodlines of famous Americans. Readymade, CCSS-aligned lessons utilizing a variety of research tools and primary sources provided.