Civics & Government

Yes! There IS Room for Literacy in Social Studies Instruction!


Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts’ strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.

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

Heidi Trexler, Justin Reese, Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, PA

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
749
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Stand. Speak. Act.


Transform your classroom into an emotionally safe environment geared to deliberate controversial topics so students will be prepared to challenge global injustice and promote the common good.

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

Wendy Scott, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
439
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Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural Understanding


The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.

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

Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
359
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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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