Civics & Government

The Rule of Law: Bedrock for Social Justice and Equity


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.

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

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

Room: 
213
session id: 
324
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Got Games?: Using Hands, Hearts and Heads for Civic Literacy


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.

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

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

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
867
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21st Century Citizenship - Innovative Practices for Today's World


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
3A
session id: 
274
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History Alive: Civil Rights through Documentary Storytelling and Primary Sources


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
606
session id: 
559
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Integrating LGBTQ Topics into the Social Studies Curriculum


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Nathan Taylor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Brad Maguth, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
181
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There is an App for That: iPads and Social Studies


This interactive session demonstrates the power of the iPad as an educational tool. Gain insights of the iPad’s use as a presentation aid for student learning through hands-on activities.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Shawn Daley, Concordia University, Portland, OR; Casey Mulvihill, Concordia University, Portland, OR

Room: 
310
session id: 
63
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An Instructor's Guide to Civic Responsibility in an Interconnected World


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Salem, OR; Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
116
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Take the "Mock" out of Mock Trial!


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Fran Chadwick, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Room: 
213
session id: 
145
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Dyads: The Window into Someone Else's Thoughts


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..

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, Towson University, Towson, MD; Rebecca Shargel, Towson University, Towson, MD

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
944
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What Does it Mean to Be Media Savvy?


Become a critical consumer of the news by examining where it comes from and how it is disseminated.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Marilyn Cover, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR; Barbara Rost, Classroom Law Project, Portland, OR

Room: 
603
session id: 
861
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