Tennessee Council for the Social Studies

At the annual Tennessee Council for the Social Studies conference, VFOA Director Nwankwo offered a seminar entitled “Using Digital Media and Oral Narratives to Advance Literacy, Language Arts, and Cross-Cultural Competence: A New Resource.” This presentation brought language arts and literacy into social studies as it introduced attendees to the Voices from Our America digital archive. It included a description of the resource (video, audio, and lesson plans), and material to help attendees develop plans for classroom use with ties to common core standards in the areas of key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas.