"Create-a-Culture" is a cross-curricular, teacher developed program that engages students to examine the world, make global connections and share their learning by creating a documentary.
NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice. Research on both teacher and student assessment processes and evidence-based strategies will be presented.
Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve critical thinking & literacy skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics
Discover strategies for engaging English Learners with primary sources, while developing academic language and addressing Common Core Standards. An innovative primary source analysis tool and model lessons will be provided.
Are you looking for a way to teach your students about the world? This session will feature exciting, hands-on, active lessons to teach geography through push and pull factors
Learn about an innovative strategy that has students "traveling" the world through artifacts, literature, journaling, visual texts, and experiential activities. Resources are provided to help you develop your own "treks."
Introducing children to outstanding picture books is one way to help them discover the distinctive region known as the Pacific Northwest. Come learn about using picture books in your classrooms.
Enliven your winter holiday lessons with an economic approach designed to empower students to be critical consumers and conscious gift-givers. Participants receive lesson plans featuring service learning and critical literacy.
History Lives! Using innovative teaching strategies/lessons and primary sources, students understand that US colonial history is a story about people, not just a series of memorized dry and dusty dates!
View authentic 5th Grade Revolutionary War projects and "living history" presentations created using the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Depart with lesson plans, ideas, and new found confidence!