U.S. History

Pop Culture in Social Studies: Using Superheroes to Engage Students


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT

Room: 
123
session id: 
293
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JFK, Social Studies, and the Common Core


Learn what role to play in classroom instruction now that the Common Core State Standards are being implemented.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Clara Colbert, Veronica Majerol, Kimone Johnson, Scholastic Inc., New York, NY

Room: 
104
session id: 
984
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Fostering Meaningful Student Vocabulary Learning in Middle School Classrooms


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Patrick Brown, Kathryn Hopkins, Fort Zumwalt School District, St. Charles, MO

Room: 
276
session id: 
459
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Fighting for Equality: Exploring Civil Rights through the Common Core


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Christina Tschida, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; Lisa Brown Buchanan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC

Room: 
101
session id: 
348
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Making Invisible History Visible


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Barry Thomas, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE; John Moore, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Room: 
240
session id: 
827
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Champion of Academic Freedom: A Tribute to Jack L. Nelson


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Room: 
241
session id: 
340
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Research at the Core of Social Studies Practice


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
100
session id: 
47
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Engagement in Historical Content: An Invisible Problem to Beginning Teachers


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Anthony Tuf Francis, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, OH

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
674
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The New Frontier: Transforming Elementary-Secondary Classrooms with the iPad


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Deborah Watlington, University of Memphis, TN

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
527
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Promoting Primary Documents in Your National History Day Classroom


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
45
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