The 2019 NCSS/NCGE/TCSS Conference will feature more that 600 sessions. Browse the full list, or select sessions by grade level, or subject area.
Note: This preliminary list is subject to change. A schedule including days, times and rooms will be available mid-September.
Do you want to engage your students in examining social issues and taking action? Experience ways music has promoted social change and guide students to take action.
Elizabeth Wilson, Vivian Wright,The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Russell Hammack, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Poster Session (50-60 minutes) PreK-12 Civics/Government
Related Topics: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Pedagogy and Instruction, US History;
Instructional Foci: Civic Thinking, Music, Taking Informed Action
Use student feedback to shape daily instruction. When students share their classroom experiences, we can determine better ways to create interdisciplinary partnerships, manage workload, enhance historical understandings, and communicate conclusions.
Joseph Marangell, East Haven Public Schools, East Haven, CT; Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Poster Session (50-60 minutes) 6-12 World History
Related Topics: Civics, Pedagogy and Instruction, US History;
Instructional Foci: Historical Thinking, Reading and Writing in Social Studies, Teacher Leadership
Explore the ‘global status of girls’ via inquiry. Subjects include: gendercide, education, and more. Receive resources addressing key issues, the C3 Framework, and International Human Rights Standards.
Melissa Collum, U.W. La Crosse and Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI; Abbigal Strait, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
55-Minute Session Secondary/High School Global Studies
Related Topics: Geography, Multidisciplinary, Pedagogy and Instruction;
Instructional Foci: Human Rights, International Education or Global Connections, Social Justice
Experience and learn to harness real-world connections to a specific place to help students inquire and develop a deeper understanding of the Cherokee indigenous tribe removal during the 1830s.
Beth Corrigan, University of Toledo, OH
55-Minute Session Middle Level US History
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Instructional Foci: Critical Social Studies, Indigenous Education, Inquiry
Explore the twentieth century LGBTQ+ experience: 1960 Massachusetts Lavender Scare trial, 1969 Stonewall uprising, changing psychiatric definitions in 1974, “outing” and leadership of Billy Jean King.
Robert Eager, Own Your History - The Reconciliation Education Project, Inc., Washington, DC
55-Minute Session Secondary/High School US History
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Instructional Foci: Human Rights, Social Justice, Taking Informed Action
Get students out of their seats by measuring out and questioning history’s great spaces and objects. This technique enlivens classrooms and deepens understanding of historic concepts, events, and people.
Benjamin Wellenreiter, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
55-Minute Session Middle Level US History
Related Topics: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Pedagogy and Instruction;
Instructional Foci: Historical Thinking, Spatial Thinking
Discover a constitutional model of evaluating and using primary historical sources that contain religious allusions, claims, or bias by exploring Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” speech.
Jessi McCarthy, NewseumED, Washington, DC; David Callaway, Religious Freedom Center, Washington, DC
55-Minute Session Secondary/High School Multidisciplinary
Related Topics: Pedagogy and Instruction, Religious Studies, US History;
Instructional Foci: Historical Thinking, Human Rights, Reading and Writing in Social Studies
Real estate maps are seemingly mundane tools for shaping ideas about place. However, a critical assessment of these maps can help students explore the linkage between place-construction and social (in)justice.
David Baylis, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR
Poster Session (50-60 minutes) Secondary/High School Geography
Related Topics: Economics, Political Science, Sociology;
Instructional Foci: Critical Social Studies, Geography Interdisciplinary Integration, Social Justice
Explore and experience new web-based simulations, developed by MIT researchers, which allow teachers to rehearse and receive feedback on facilitating discussions of controversial political issues.
Joshua Littenberg-Tobias, G. R. Marvez, Justin Reich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
55-Minute Session 6-12 Civics/Government
Related Topics: Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Pedagogy and Instruction, Political Science;
Instructional Foci: Civic Thinking, Citizenship, Technology Tools and Game-based Learning
Learn how the peaceful revolution in Leipzig helped lead to the collapse of the Berlin Wall using inquiry strategies and lesson materials from the Transatlantic Outreach Program’s curriculum on Germany.
Aimee McCoy, Mesa Verde Middle School, San Diego, CA; Jennifer Windell, Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC
55-Minute Session 6-12 World History
Related Topics: Civics, Global Studies, Political Science;
Instructional Foci: Critical Social Studies, Inquiry, Reading and Writing in Social Studies
Human right begin with you and me. Learn how to answer the global call to action to promote human rights and social justice. Be the change . . .
Mary Lee Webeck, Wendy Warren, Michelle Tovar-Garcia, Laurie Garcis, The Boniuk Center for the Future of Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Studies, Holocaust Museum Houston,TX; Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Bear, DE
55-Minute Session PreK-12 Global Studies
Related Topics: Anthropology, Civics, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Pedagogy and Instruction, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, US History, World History, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB);
Instructional Foci: English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Human Rights, Museum Learning
Deepen your students’ comprehension of social studies with map-making. Learn ways to infuse your middle school classroom with fun, interdisciplinary mapping activities while gaining valuable insights into your students’ lives.
Sarah Anderson, The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, Portland, OR
55-Minute Session Geography
Related Topics: Civics, Economics, Global Studies, Interdisciplinary, US History;
Instructional Foci: Geographic Thinking, Geography Interdisciplinary Integration, Spatial Thinking
Connect your content to students’ current reality using informed action as summative assessment. Resources, technology and lesson plans for use in multiple contents and grade levels will be shared.
Becky McLaughlin, Jason Miller, Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton, MO
55-Minute Session Multidisciplinary
Related Topics: Geography;
Instructional Foci: Issues Centered Education, Spatial Thinking, Taking Informed Action
Discover the use of culture boxes to actively engage students in the inquiry process, promote cultural, and foster geographical understanding. Receive personal world-wide examples, classroom-ready lessons, and resources.
Jennifer Morgan, School District of West Salem, WI; Melissa Collum, UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
55-Minute Session Middle Level Global Studies
Related Topics: Ethnic Studies, Geography, Interdisciplinary;
Instructional Foci: Geographic Thinking, Intersectionality and Multicultural Education, Inquiry
Explore critical ethnic studies (CES) for elementary social studies! Learn how to use CES to help today's students develop knowledge and skills necessary for compassionate informed action.
Ramon Vasquez, University of Dayton, OH
55-Minute Session Ethnic Studies
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Instructional Foci: Critical Social Studies, Social Justice, Taking Informed Action