Civic Literacy

Reinforcing 21st Century Civic Skills: Visual Analysis for Informed Citizenship


Students passively consume visuals around them every day. This session introduces a model of visual analysis to help students become critical thinkers as learners and citizens.

Presenters: 

John Broome, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

session id: 
46
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Inquiry-Based Approaches to Teaching Social Studies Curriculum to Pre-Service Teachers.


Students studying to become social studies teachers can develop content area knowledge, disciplinary literacy and teaching methods through inquiry-based approaches in their curriculum and methods coursework within schools of education.

Presenters: 

Amber Pabon, Long Island University Brooklyn & CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York

session id: 
36
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Islamophobia in the Western Media


We will compare and contrast the reporting of the watershed events such as 9/11, The Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria in western media with Al Jazeera's reporting.

Presenters: 

Jeffrey Nichols, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

session id: 
27
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"Oh Say Can You See" Or Hear Citizenship and Patriotism


"Oh Say Can you See . . . " or hear citizenship in action? Come and engage in classroom-read/tested activities in which citizenship is discussed through reactions to music.

Presenters: 

Kristy Brugar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

session id: 
22
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