Civics & Government

Project Soapbox: Empowering Students to Speak Up for Social Change


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Jill Bass, Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL

Room: 
127
session id: 
267
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Using Primary Sources and Emerging Technology to Promote Civic Engagement


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Scott Waring, Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
242
session id: 
635
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Feel Like Somebody's Watching? - 1984 and Government Power


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jaime Festa-Daigle, Tania Gray, Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
643
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Teaching the U.S. Constitution: The Founders and Social Justice


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
634
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Reading and Listening with Purpose: Controversial Lyrics and the Common Core


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Kimberlee Sharp, Rachel Bender, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
385
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Unpacking the Common Core: Informational Text and Elementary Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Room: 
America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, Second Level
session id: 
418
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Youth Empowerment and Equity: The Law and Justice Curriculum Project


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Eliza Fabillar, Jessica Juliuson, Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA

Room: 
127
session id: 
903
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Can We Talk? Facilitating and Evaluating Classroom-Based Discussions


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Michelle Reidel, April Newkirk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro,

Room: 
102
session id: 
415
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Responding to Tragedy: Social Studies Can Help!


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, College of NJ, Pasadena, MD; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD

Room: 
103
session id: 
235
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Putting NCSS’s Position on Technology into Practice


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
101
session id: 
240
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