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
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
VARKing up the Right Tree—Engaging Students Using VARK Learning Preferences to Master the Common CoreSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:52pm
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.
Bethany Hill-Anderson, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Jennifer Stroot, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US; Julie Tonsing-Meyer, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, US
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.
Robynn Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Regina Holland, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US; Heather MacKenzie, Georgia Humanities Council, Atlanta, GA, US
Come explore how students use Common Core Standards to apply primary sources, research pivotal events, and interpret how crucial decisions changed American history during the Civil War in 1863.
David Kendrick, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA, US