Explore the possibilities of teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books 2017 list. Committee members share their favorite books, describe classroom activities or resources, and raffle off books.
Each year the list of Notable Social Studies Trade Books honors exceptional books that instill social studies concepts. Hear from some of the creators of these select books as they speak about their work, process, and outreach to social studies students. Each author will introduce the selected book and respond to audience questions.
Award-winning authors discuss their research, idea formation, and ways they engage and inform readers, presenting diverse voices, perspectives and essential social studies concepts, while creating connections for today's students.
Develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for a sustainable future through children's literature. Engage in activities and examine resources for using an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability in grades 3-6.
Learn about activities illustrating how current issues can be interrogated through children's literature. Lessons and a diverse selection of picture-books promoting evaluation of sources and critical thinking will be shared.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.