Civics & Government

Putting the Constitution into ConText


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Jen Howell, Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA

Room: 
2A
session id: 
884
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Public Opinion: Who Cares and Why Should You?


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
307
session id: 
800
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Symphony for the Movements: Social Conceptions and the Digital Age


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Douglas Hatch, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; Linda Wedwick, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
901
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Community-Based Research: Opening Minds, Addressing Societal Issues


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Marlene Rebori, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV; Diane Miniel, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV; Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV

Room: 
3B
session id: 
540
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Calling All National Board Certified Social Studies Teachers


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Michael Yell, Hudson Middle School, Hudson, WI; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

Room: 
617
session id: 
1060
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Innovative Hands-on Projects for Incorporating Active Learning in Your Classroom


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Greg Timmons, Missoula, MT

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
812
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Cultivate Literacy Skills and Civics with C-SPAN Classroom's Online Resources


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC; Josh Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
307
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Are Elections Democratic? Problem-Based Teaching of the Election Process


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
406
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Promises, Promises: Consent of the Governed


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA

Room: 
303
session id: 
567
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Every Vote Counts! Helping Young Children Understand the Voting Process


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

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Karen Maloley, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY; Charlotte Smith, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY; Melinda Lake, Model Laboratory School, Richmond, KY

Room: 
205
session id: 
275
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