Civics & Government

Action Civics: Adding Relevance and Rigor to the Classroom


This interactive presentation demonstrates action civics strategies for empowering students to identify core issues in their community, analyze root causes of these issues, and work collaboratively towards long term solutions.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
201
session id: 
53
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Using Digital Media: Content in Your Classroom in Just Seconds!


Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY

Room: 
205
session id: 
395
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ESEA Flexibility Waiver and What It Means to Social Studies


States have sought NCLB waivers in order to meet high standards in a manner that best meets their needs. How does TLE, new accountability, and Common Core affect Social Studies?

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jennifer Pettit, Oklahoma State Department of Education/Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Room: 
616
session id: 
814
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The Fed and the U.S. Constitution


Is the Fed Constitutional? Examine central banking in the U.S. from its humble beginnings to the modern Federal Reserve System. Leave with instructional insights,free materials, and an engaging lesson.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Mark Schug, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Room: 
204
session id: 
231
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Comparative Democracies: Political Systems in Canada and the United States


Compare two neighboring democracies. Learn how Canada's parliamentary system of government works and helps Canada maintain its motto of "Peace, Order and Good Government." Lesson plans/textbooks will be shared.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Donald Alper, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Room: 
304
session id: 
490
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Discovering Civic Engagement: Using iCivics to Enhance Your Democratic Classroom


Utilizing Icivics.org in a democratic classroom fosters active learning, 21st century skills acquisition, and authentic and engaging interactions with the social studies curriculum.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Mario Minichino, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Holly McBride Jung, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
510
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Opening Windows to 21st Century Citizens of Character with Film


This engaging session will explore how to develop students into 21st century citizens of character using film. Handouts will be provided to all participants.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Stewart Waters, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Rebecca Roberts, Morristown High School, Morristown, TN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
82
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It's About the Pink Elephant: Negotiating Religion in Elementary Classrooms


Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
602
session id: 
600
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Social Studies and CCSS for Literacy: One Model for Implementation


Graduate students Teresa Frizell and Sara Stull will share the crosswalk they created between the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Washington State's Social Studies Skills Grade Level Expectations.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Teresa Frizell, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Sara Stull, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
815
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Creating Future Citizens


Students from Arab Spring countries work with students from the US and Taiwan to learn about democracy. Students explore rights and duties, tolerance and freedom, and civic engagement.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Freda Goodman, Georgia Virtual Learning, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
677
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