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.
Janet Alleman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, US; Christine Baron, Boston University, Boston, MA, US; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, US; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina
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.
Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, US; Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, US
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.
Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO, US; Patrick Brown, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO, US
Familiar formats like superheroes, trading cards and action figures engage and motivate students. These strategies immerse students in social studies via pop culture, and help build Common Core connections.
Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT, US
The Gilder Lehrman Teaching Literacy through History program demonstrates how to integrate primary sources and Common Core literacy skills using research-based pedagogy and seminal American history documents.
Tim Bailey, The GIlder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York, NY, US
Using works of art from the 1913 Armory Show and primary sources covering concurrent social movements, participants will learn strategies to address the instructional shifts demanded by the CCSS.
Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, US
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses one of the finest collections of American art. Learn how you can use the museum as a resource while meeting Common Core standards.
Suzi Fonda, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA, US
Discover archival documents and stories to represent the humanity of the enslaved, challenge your students’ thinking, and maintain sensitivity to racial dynamics in the classroom. Approaches tested for grades K-12.
Lisa Gilbert, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis, MO, US
Experience classroom activities utilizing music and movie excerpts that help explain and interpret historical events in diverse ways for diverse learners. Packets of 100+ ideas provide resources for immediate use.
Judith Failoni, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO, US; Ed Wright, Brentwood High School, St. Louis, MO, US
Elementary teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Linda Bechtle, Midwest Institute for Native American Studies, Evanston, IL, US; Barbara Johnson, Evanston, IL, US