Civics & Government

War + Citizenship: Experiential Learning without Violence


Transform the tragic teachable moments of WWII and Vietnam War for awareness of critical world issues today. Prepare students to assume positive leadership as engaged citizens in our global community.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm to 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Alethea Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA; Nicola Hesketh, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA; Eric Taylor, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1367
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Civics, Community Action, and Authentic Assessment


This session will present an overview of the rich partnership between a high school civics course elective in the Boston Public Schools and area youth-led justice organizations.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm to 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Stephen Ensdorf, Josue Sakata, Natacha Scott, Frederick Woodard, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

Room: 
311
session id: 
1364
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Calling All National Board Certified Social Studies Teachers


All teachers or scholars interested in or holding National Board Certification in social studies are invited to this meeting. We will discuss several topics including using the NCSS Connected website.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

Room: 
617
session id: 
1060
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Innovative Hands-on Projects for Incorporating Active Learning in Your Classroom


This session presents ready-to-go lessons that engage and challenge students in collaborative activities and encourage civic participation. Through active learning, students gain the skills needed for 21st century's challenges.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Greg Timmons, Missoula, MT

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
812
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Cultivate Literacy Skills and Civics with C-SPAN Classroom's Online Resources


Discover how C-SPAN Classroom's free primary source materials on Congress, Campaign 2012, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculums and cultivate students' literacy, technology and research skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Josh Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
307
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Are Elections Democratic? Problem-Based Teaching of the Election Process


Using persistent and problematic issues found in the election process draws in student engagement creating interest in the process beyond traditional election years, while also building future citizenship skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
406
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Promises, Promises: Consent of the Governed


Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and significance of the contract theory of government.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA

Room: 
303
session id: 
567
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Every Vote Counts! Helping Young Children Understand the Voting Process


Experience lessons designed to make presidential elections relevant to young students. Making choices, compare/contrast candidates, political posters, vocabulary strategy, mock election. Primary sources. Ready-to-go lessons. Resources provided

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Karen Maloley, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY; Charlotte Smith, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY; Melinda Lake, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY

Room: 
205
session id: 
275
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The Rule of Law: Bedrock for Social Justice and Equity


Teaching students at all levels that the rule of law is the basis for all democratic ideals will ensure equity, justice and opportunity for all citizens in diverse, multicultural societies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

H. Timothy Isaacs, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA; G. Michael Pace, Jr., Esq., The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA

Room: 
213
session id: 
324
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Got Games?: Using Hands, Hearts and Heads for Civic Literacy


Bring on the games! This session provides opportunities to engage students with interactive gaming environments as non-fiction text, providing rich possibilities for civic literacy in a no-cost format.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
867
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