Step into 1920s New York with stops at the Plaza Hotel, Harlem, and Gatsby's roaring parties. Mini lessons will incorporate multiple methods for bringing literature and the past to life.
An innovative approach to ELA integration with historical fiction used as the instructional force behind content instruction. Result: An array of student created products, including an intricate reading response journal.
Elementary teachers collaboratively designed and implemented a lesson aimed at helping students authentically debate Indian Removal. Students examined multiple historical perspectives before recommending a policy decision to Andrew Jackson.
This session will present ways to use Project-based Learning (PBL) in social studies classrooms to help teachers prepare their students for real-world, 21st Century skills.
Not your brother's comic book! Graphic novels are increasingly available for the social studies. This session examines their link with content literacy and opportunities for the classroom. Lesson materials provided.
Rock, Roll and Remember uses music, humor and mnemonic devices to help history and geography educators aid the retention of knowledge in their students.
Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone, improving inclusion and accessibility with ready-to-implement strategies, tools and resources.
Economic and environmental collapse of the 1930s and the will to survive sends one young man on a journey from the Oklahoma dust to a new life in the northwest.
This interactive session demonstrates best practices supporting collaboration between K-12 special education and general education teachers. Participants learn how to create inclusive social studies classrooms supporting exceptional learners. Resources provided.
This session provides strategies and classroom ready lessons demonstrating how an emphasis on skills such as literacy, writing and critical thinking in a digital age enhance any social studies content.