Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions
Learn the roles of animals in various cultures around the world, including Indian, Native American, Islam, and Ancient Greece and Egypt.
Experience sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches of the Mississippi Delta, creating bridges from these to today's challenging topics like racism, class divisions, and urban violence. With the backdrop of a music-rich slideshow, the panel will share crossroads in the Delta with these topics, and their use in classrooms in across America.
Learn to teach the Brown v. Board of Education decision and its impact, using Geographic Information Systems and oral histories, and help students develop historical understandings and critical thinking skills.
Learn how to empower students to constructively discuss controversial issues; develop academic speaking, listening, and literacy skills; and improve understanding of their role in democracy.
A panel of NCSS leaders representing CS4, CUFA, IA, and NSSSA will discuss the history and relationship between NCSS and Associated Groups. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion.
Discover interactive social studies strategies to investigate the global water crisis through experiential learning, which empowers and inspires a generation of youth to change the world.
Elements of the psychology curriculum can enrich all levels of the elementary curriculum. Receive lessons and activities to help widen your curriculum to include psychological theories into your lessons.
Learn how to engage students with inquiry, having social studies content as the focus, while increasing depth, rigor, and fulfilling the Common Core State Standards. Receive ready-to-use lessons and handouts.
Engage students with spaceflight, space history, exploration, and aeronautics. From Hidden Figures to rockets to Mars, explore primary sources and social studies curriculum connections at the heart of STEM initiatives.
Explore ways to integrate student-driven, action-oriented programs to promote civic learning and civic engagement into both the curriculum and culture of a school.