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Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Elementary Education Majors Press Project at Middle States Regional Conference on Social Studies

SALISBURY, MD--Kimberly Castle (Vienna, MD) and Yvonne Lynch (Salisbury), Salisbury State University elementary education majors, presented a session to over 35 teachers and college instructors at the 96th Middle States Regional Conference on Social Studies recently. Their presentation, „Teaching Maps A Hands-On Approach.š

The presentation was based on a technique involving the use of cloth sheets and curtain shears to create map overlays that students could draw and make predictions on. Participants in the workshop were able to work with the five states represented at the Middle States Conference. The idea originated from an activity the two students did in Dr. Joel T. Jenne‚s social studies methods course at SSU. Jenne attended and facilitated the session. Castle and Lynch are currently teaching at East Salisbury Elementary school under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Andes and are part of the Professional Development School Partnership between Wicomico County Schools and Salisbury State.


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