Civics & Government
This session will expose participants to James Madison's Notes on the federal convention, making the debates over the Constitution from 225 years ago relevant to the debates about government today.
Jen Howell, Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA
Integrating a study of public opinion into Social Studies, Math, Science, and English. Students will review, create, and write about surveys and other methods of opinion taking with technology.
Shawn Quinn, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Keri Mosier, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Chloe Harper, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY; Sharyn Bailey, Henry Moss Middle School, Bowling Green, KY
Session facilitates activities that prompt classroom discussions relative to changing patterns of exposure to music media and relationships to social literacies. Participants will partake in activities and receive classroom materials.
Douglas Hatch, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Linda Wedwick, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Implementing the pedagogy of service learning, University students engaged in Community Based Research (CBR) with identified community partners to help answer pressing questions in the community regarding poverty and homelessness.
Marlene Rebori, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV; Diane Miniel, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV; Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
All teachers or scholars interested in or holding National Board Certification in social studies are invited to this meeting. We will discuss several topics including using the NCSS Connected website.
Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM
This session presents ready-to-go lessons that engage and challenge students in collaborative activities and encourage civic participation. Through active learning, students gain the skills needed for 21st century's challenges.
Greg Timmons, Missoula, MT
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom's free primary source materials on Congress, Campaign 2012, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculums and cultivate students' literacy, technology and research skills.
Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Josh Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC
Using persistent and problematic issues found in the election process draws in student engagement creating interest in the process beyond traditional election years, while also building future citizenship skills.
William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and significance of the contract theory of government.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
Experience lessons designed to make presidential elections relevant to young students. Making choices, compare/contrast candidates, political posters, vocabulary strategy, mock election. Primary sources. Ready-to-go lessons. Resources provided
Karen Maloley, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY; Charlotte Smith, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY; Melinda Lake, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY