Civics & Government
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.
Elaine Larson, Center on Congress at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
In our digital age, books, music, movies are available online. New issues of intellectual property constantly arise: copyrights, trademarks, patents. Experience and learn about free exciting lessons on cutting-edge issues.
Bill Hayes, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Damon Huss, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
New network representatives will demonstrate what human rights education is through proven teaching strategies. A sample activity from Minnesota will show how to teach about social justice and equality.
Ed O'Brien, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC; Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, Minneapolis, MN
Elementary teachers share a professional collaboration model used to teach civics across grade levels, applying Project Citizen and student mentoring to foster inclusion, differentiation, and meaningful participation among all learners.
Stephanie Serriere, Penn State University, State College, PA; Lorraine McGarry, State College Area School District, State College, PA; Elizabeth Cullin, State College Area School District, State College, PA; Jennifer Cody, State College Area School District, State College, PA
This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.
Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Supreme Court cases can provide an intellectual framework for students to discuss controversial topics. Session will use recent cases to explore how to use Supreme Court briefs in the classroom.
Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL
The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center will introduce 21st century strategies of communicating to our elected officials. Participants will leave with classroom ready curriculum, literacy strategies, and technological upgrades.
Janet Tran, Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, Simi Valley, CA; Anthony Pennay, Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, Simi Valley, CA
iCivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics; it also provides teachers with key assessment tools.
Kelly Landis, iCivics, Washington, DC; Jeff Curley, iCivics, Washington, DC
Educating the next generation of active, informed citizens.
JulieAnne Behar, Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Olympia, WA; Lindsay Pryor, Washington Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Olympia, WA
This session will bring the magic of summer camp activities to the classroom to engage students in innovative learning experiences that promote the necessary skills to be active democratic citizens.
Wendy Scott, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA