Civics & Government
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
Become a critical consumer of the news by examining where it comes from and how it is disseminated.
Marilyn Cover, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR; Barbara Rost, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR
Fill your toolbox with resources that will encourage your students to interact with history like never before. Bring your laptop and walk away with ideas you can use on Monday.
Angela Cunningham, Bullitt County Public Schools, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
This session gives participants an opportunity to analyze two cases argued before but not yet decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Supreme Court Summer Institute information provided.
Lee Arbetman, Street Law,Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Megan Hanson, Street Law,Inc., Reno, NV