Political activism is an important responsibility of democratic citizenship. Learn ways to use picture books and photographs with elementary students to understand connections between past and current activism.
Learn about methods that encourage civic engagement in elementary classrooms. Participate in culturally and linguistically responsive activities that generate Systems Thinkers and inspire student-curated museum exhibits.
Making sense of vast amounts of information across multimedia platforms is a monumental task! Leave with interactive strategies cultivating learners as critical navigators of this new age of media madness.
Explore strategies to maximize limited elementary social studies time and interweave skills of collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication through simulations, discussions, and integration of primary sources.
Communication skills are more vital than ever. Learn to develop and facilitate (5- 75-minute) Talk Tasks that increase student engagement with content and each other. Leave with several valuable resources.
Learn how to integrate social studies and literacy, using railroad-themed picture books, to teach how railroads brought profound social, economic, and political change to our country that continues to influence today.
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.