Civics & Government

"How Many Points is it Worth?" End the Annoying Question


How do you end this question and grade more fairly? The Four Point grading system! Hear from veteran teachers who converted and won't ever go back.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Cindy Martinez, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, CA; Julie Salido, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
216
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Youths' Notions of Citizenship through Slam Poetry and Visual Literacy


This presentation reviews a social studies project in which students were called to create slam poems and images to address the question "What does it mean to be a 'citizen?'"

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Nicholas Calamito, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA; Anthony Pellegrino, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Kristien Zenkov, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
34
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Engaging All Students in the Social Studies Classroom


Participants will be introduced to a variety of effective discussion and reading strategies intended to increase participation of struggling students in the social studies classroom.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Jen Reidel, Lynden High School, Lynden, WA; Bruce Larson, Western Washington University/Associate Professor, Secondary Education, Bellingham, WA

Room: 
602
session id: 
719
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AP Government and AP Statistics: Creating Political and Mathematical Fusion


This session explores a cross-curricular approach to teaching government and statistics that engages students in the critical evaluation of data when shaping their views regarding government and politics.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Karlye Mull, Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV; George Mattie, Shadow Ridge High School, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
834
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Teaching the 2012 Presidential Election for the Government Classroom


The timing of the NCSS 2012 conference is ideal for analyzing the presidential election for government classes.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Jennifer Bouchard, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
412
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Science-Technology-Society: Teaching for Democratic Citizenship with Socioscientific Issues


Understanding the content and practices of science is essential to citizenship. We will explore ways to incorporate socioscientific issues into social studies curriculum and teaching to strengthen democratic citizenship.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Alicia Crowe, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Lisa Borgerding, kent State University, Kent, OH; Andrew Hostetler, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Rajlakshmi Ghosh, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
603
session id: 
189
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Learning for Environmental Sustainability: Civic Lessons for the 21st Century


Through modeling a Storypath approach, participants will learn about engaging pedagogies that connect diverse students to "lived experiences" and promote application of understandings, skills and dispositions for 21st Century sustainability.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, New South Wales

Room: 
310
session id: 
237
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Abortion, the Death Penalty and Genocide: Controversial Public Issues


This session utilizes decision-making curriculum to promote an understanding of historical significance. Students will actively research controversial questions and discuss solutions that mimic democratic participation and historical inquiry.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Star Nance, Little Axe Public Schools, Norman, OK

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
141
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High Tech Community Partnerships: Transforming Students into Active Citizens


Let's play video games to learn about our government and become active citizens! In this interactive presentation participants will learn how to develop community partnerships through free on-line gaming.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Karen McDonald, Waco Independent School District, Waco, TX; Berkley Scroggins, Baylor Law School, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Room: 
3B
session id: 
875
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New Technologies for Engaging with the Past


Discover two new technology-based resources from the Center on Congress that engage students in authentic historical inquiry: Congressional Moments videos and the Civic Quotes iPad app.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Elaine Larson, Center on Congress at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
1029
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