How can students get involved in finding "untold stories" about African American History? This session helps schools engage students in civic learning experiences that center around preserving African American history.
By using primary source materials, Drs. Loosbrock and Crowther demonstrate how sports history can be used to teach larger themes in American history, such as gender, ethnicity, urbanization, and economics.
Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, will share her father’s story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” and Korematsu Institute curriculum.
March with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., consider the needs of your students, and feature a variety of primary source materials as you differentiate content, the classroom process and student products.
Participants will learn how to "issue-ize" their existing instructional units in American history and world history by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement and understanding.
This interactive session explores an elementary civil rights text set and activities used to integrate social studies and Common Core ELA standards in meaningful ways that deepen social studies understandings.
NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on content-based literacy and evidence-based instruction will be presented.
We will explore the vocabulary demands of textbooks, engage participants in learning instructional strategies that increase students’ long-lasting understanding, and share our research that reveals students’ perceptions of vocabulary learning.