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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the relationships between democracy and jazz through a multimedia program for grades 6-12 featuring Sandra Day O'Connor and jazz great Wynton Marsalis. DVDs and curriculum materials will be distributed.