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The Civic Mirror--A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program

This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

AP Comparative Government and Politics: Democratization Update--Nation States in Transition

This workshop focuses on three lessons that facilitate student exploration of the concept of democratization as a basis for comparing six nation-states and improving the interpretation of political data.

The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program

This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program

This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Rethinking Democracy and Protecting What We Love

Students are ill-prepared for the social crisis of our times: our democracy has been hijacked. Lessons explore constitutional history, human values at the core of democracy, and action plans.

Citizenship Counts: Host a Naturalization Ceremony or Celebration of Citizenship at Your Schools

Interactive lessons educate middle and high school students about the path of citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of civic engagement. Citizenship Counts aims to inspire youth to celebrate citizenship by participating in a naturalization ceremony or a service learning project.

Performance Based Assessments: Thinking Outside of the Box

This session will provide an overview of Washington's innovative social studies assessment system which has truly shifted traditional thinking around "assessment" in civics, history, geography, economics, and social studies skills.

To Vote or Not to Vote: Teaching About Voting Rights

An interactive historical case study sheds light upon voting rights debates and grounds deliberation over a question essential to democracy: What should be required of people in order to vote?

Teaching Content with Skilled Discussion

Learning the skills of discussion are imperative to citizenship development. Join this workshop to learn about different methodologies for classroom discussion that engage learners in content and build skills.

Social Networking and the Social Studies for Citizenship Education

Youth are increasingly using social media to access information and communicate. This session will provide free resources and strategies to teachers for using social networking tools in the social studies.

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