Civics & Government
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?
Katy Swalwell, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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.
Brad Maguth, The University of Akron, Akron, OH; Jason Harshman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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.
Jill Bass , Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL; Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL
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.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY
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?
Jennifer Pettit, Oklahoma State Department of Education/Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, Oklahoma City, OK
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.
Mary Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Mark Schug, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
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.
Donald Alper, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Utilizing Icivics.org in a democratic classroom fosters active learning, 21st century skills acquisition, and authentic and engaging interactions with the social studies curriculum.
Mario Minichino, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Holly McBride Jung, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
This engaging session will explore how to develop students into 21st century citizens of character using film. Handouts will be provided to all participants.
William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Stewart Waters, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Rebecca Roberts, Morristown High School, Morristown, TN
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.
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN