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
Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.
Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY
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.
Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO
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.
Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC
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.
Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
This session sponsored by the NCSS Academic Freedom Community will offer a discussion of Jack Nelson’s contributions to social studies education and present a lifetime achievement award.
Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
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; Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Paul Fitchett, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC; Christine Baron, Boston University, MA; Theresa McCormick, Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, AL
This session explores novice history teachers' difficulties in engaging students into historical content and provides a framework to help teachers make explicit the value of history content for students.
Anthony Tuf Francis, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, OH
The iPad is poised on the edge of revolutionizing technology use in the classroom. This session presents innovative teaching strategies using iPads to integrate literacy in the Social Studies classroom.
Deborah Watlington, University of Memphis, TN
Come and see how to use primary source documents in National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered, 21st century classroom.
Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA