Connecting Literacy and Social Studies Through a Text Set
3rd Grade Teacher
Cedar Rapids, IA
Kim Heckart graduated from Truman State University with a BSE in Elementary Education. Later she obtained her Reading Endorsement and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. She currently teaches third grade in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids, IA. Kim is the Vice President of ICSS and past board member of NCSS. She has been a recipient of the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for both ICSS and NCSS and a Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year. She is a National Geographic Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, and serves on the Department of Education Leadership Team for Social Studies in Iowa.
Elementary educators: looking to integrate social studies and literacy using K-12 Primary Source Text Sets? Check out this video! Learn about bundling standards, centering learning on inquiry, using a balance of primary and secondary sources, and ways to communicate conclusions and take action. Social studies best practices are intertwined with literacy to allow teachers to pique students’ curiosity, provide for high levels of engagement, and create opportunities for students to become actively engaged citizens. The K-12 Primary Source Sets are open-sourced and free for downloading at the State Historical Society of Iowa website.
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When: 07/31/2020 - 5:59pm
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