Explore the possibilities for teaching with books from the NCSS Notable Trade Books list. Committee members share their favorite books from the 2016 list, describe classroom activities, and raffle off books.
Citizenship is the foundation of our democracy. The C3 Literacy Collaborative shares their implementation of the C3 Framework and ELA integration through model units on character development and global citizenship.
Elementary students need opportunities to read complex text, with a distinct focus on building knowledge on interesting topics. Learn about a collaboration between ELA and social studies professionals that allows this to happen.
Introduce students to the role of a museum curator through organizing a thematic exhibition of American artwork from the National Portrait Gallery. Attendees will receive ready-to-go lesson plans and materials.
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.