Civics & Government
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
Teaching students at all levels that the rule of law is the basis for all democratic ideals will ensure equity, justice and opportunity for all citizens in diverse, multicultural societies.
H. Timothy Isaacs, The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA; G. Michael Pace, Jr., Esq., The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Roanoke, VA
Bring on the games! This session provides opportunities to engage students with interactive gaming environments as non-fiction text, providing rich possibilities for civic literacy in a no-cost format.
Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Come see how the Partnership for 21st Century Skills has teamed up with the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and NCSS to re-energize "citizenship" for the 21st Century.
Michelle Herczog, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA; Helen Soule, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Washington, DC; Ted McConnell, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Washington, DC; Susan Griffin, National Council for the Social Studies, Silver Spring, MD
Through screening and discussion of a 30-minute documentary on civil rights educator John A. Stokes, new ideas will be offered in teaching civic engagement through use of primary sources.
Sam Hampton, Hampton Consulting & Film, Alexandria, VA; John Stokes, Lanham, MD; Kirsten Hampton, Hampton Consulting & Film, Alexandria, VA; Robert Green, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Justin Reed, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Farmville, VA
The presenters will provide session attendees with various teaching methods for incorporating LGBTQ topics into the social studies classroom with a focus on teaching for equity in a democratic society.
Nathan Taylor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Brad Maguth, University of Akron, Akron, OH
This interactive session demonstrates the power of the iPad as an educational tool. Gain insights of the iPadâ€™s use as a presentation aid for student learning through hands-on activities.
Shawn Daley, Concordia University, Portland, OR; Casey Mulvihill, Concordia University, Portland, OR
Are we global citizens or US citizens in a globalized world? This session ponders the question while delivering classroom activities about rights and responsibilities in an interconnected world. Handouts provided.
Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Salem, OR; Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Mock Trials can be a powerful method for engaging students in an understanding of the judicial branch. They solicit critical thinking, providing a natural blend with language arts and theatre.
Fran Chadwick, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
Middle school students strongly prefer one-to-one discussion over teacher-led whole group discussion. If the dyads are carefully designed, citizenship skills and attitudes are enhanced while content knoweldge is deepened..
Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD; Rebecca Shargel, Towson University, Towson, MD