Civics & Government
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore strategies to empower students to identify and speak out on issues they care about as a first step toward creating sustainable policy change.
Jill Bass, Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL
The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.
Scott Waring, Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Teachers can develop literacy skills, citizenship, and cultural awareness in students by pairing ideas from commonly taught novels with current issues to make learning relevant and meaningful for students.
Jaime Festa-Daigle, Tania Gray, Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, AZ
James Madison Fellows will share challenging, innovative, teacher-developed lessons using best-practice instructional strategies and standards engaging students in studying and evaluating Constitutional principles such as justice and the general welfare.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ
This session will demonstrate literacy strategies aligned with the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies for teaching about controversial issues using song lyrics as non-fiction text sources.
Kimberlee Sharp, Rachel Bender, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Come and explore Law and Justice, which empowers young people to solve problems, develop innovative solutions, and take civic action as members of the "fourth branch" of the U.S. government.
Eliza Fabillar, Jessica Juliuson, Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA
This session will demonstrate how instructors can utilize Web 2.0 tools such as Answer Garden, Poll Everywhere, Wiffitti and to increase student engagement and extend dialogue beyond the classroom.
Michelle Reidel, April Newkirk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,
Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.
Jeff Passe, College of NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD
Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.
Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy. New York, NY; Ronald Peck, North Valley High School, Grants Pass, OR; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA