This interactive session will provide strategies, resources and methods that support K-12 teachers in scaffolding instruction for students with disabilities in the social studies classroom by utilizing place-based education (PBE).
Use primary sources from the Library of Congress and local cultural institutions and leave with classroom-ready resources that illustrate how to make local and global connections when planning lessons.
Analyze courageous individuals' actions that draw attention to problematic policies by demonstrating disapproval. Compare evidence from historic and modern cases to evaluate the role of public demonstrations as civic engagement.
Experience wise-practice use of photographs within a problem-based geographic inquiry framework, and discuss research-based suggestions for selecting, scaffolding, and interpreting photographs and other aesthetic texts.