Civics & Government
From primary sources to current events, today's teachers have tremendous access to information for balancing literacy with elementary social studies. This poster session shares tradebooks, technology and A-Z literacy strategies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session on best practices in elementary school social studies.
Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY
Editors of seven major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.
Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Patricia Avery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora University, Aurora, IL; Chara Haeussler Bohan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Swan Kathy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Jeannet
Join Street Law for an interactive exploration of federalism and the healthcare reform case decided by the Supreme Court in 2012. Receive interactive lesson plans about these topics.
Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Cara Gallagher , Riverside Brookfield High School, Ridgewood, IL
From the Industrial Workers of the World to Occupy Seattle, the Pacific Northwest has long witnessed political protest. What protest is protected speech? What can governmnet regulate? Teaching materials provided.
Jean Luckowski, University of Montana, Missoula, MT; James Lopach, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
James Madison Fellows share effective classroom teacher-developed lessons fostering critical thinking skills while engaging students in civil discourse when considering Constitutional issues of social justice and diversity in American society.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggest that students persistently fail to achieve proficiency in civics. Could this stem from a mismatch between content standards and test questions?
Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
This workshop will introduce the content and pedagogy of Human Rights Education (HRE) for Pre-K and elementary learners. Participants will be given activities to begin integrating HRE in their classrooms.
Sarah Herder, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
Using current events in the classroom as a vehicle to reverse declining student interest in political, cultural, geographic awareness. Theoretical and practical models for improved student engagement of critical issues.
Patrick Womac, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Rory Tannebaum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC