Civics & Government
This session demonstrates how collaboration between special and general education teachers supports social justice for exceptional learners. Participants learn how to create classrooms that support full inclusion. Resources provided.
Darren Minarik, Radford University, Radford, VA, US; Ann Mary Roberts, Radford University, Radford, VA, US
Congress admits a mistake? Explore a series of lessons showing how citizen activism led Congress in 2012 to express “regret” over one of America’s worst acts of racial injustice.
Ted Gong, 1882 Foundation, Fairfax, VA, US; Ting-Yi Oei, 1882 Foundation, Fairfax, VA, US
Classroom discussion is essential for developing knowledge, skills, values, and civic dispositions. This session will share best practices for engaging students in dialogue about constitutional issues, rights, and responsibilities.
Natasha Kovalyova, University of North Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, US; Deborah Wise, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
Session will outline a step-by-step guide for reading and understanding U.S. Supreme Court opinions. A document map of an opinion will serve as a guide. Resources will also be shared.
Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US
Through a variety of both formal and informal formative assessments, social studies teachers can “take the pulse” of their students’ content and objective mastery.
Jennifer Bouchard, Needham High School, Needham Heights, MA
This interactive session models collaborative tools to improve content area literacy of adolescent exceptional learners in inclusive social studies classrooms. Participants learn evidence-based reading, writing and comprehension strategies. Resources provided.
Darren Minarik, Radford University, Radford, VA, US
This session introduces four innovative national identity education lessons in China. The authors of the lessons come from Beijing and Hong Kong, and the session compares their perspectives in teaching positive national feeling in a globalization era.
Wangbei Ye, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
History is marked by injustice with education often at the center of the controversy. Participants will explore ways to use social justice pedagogy to interrupt injustice encountered by pre-service teachers.
Joel Amidon, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US; Ellen Foster, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US; Otis Pickett, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, US
Make political and social issues come alive utilizing comics in the classroom. Creative and technology based lessons on issues such as gun control, the death penalty, and more using superheroes!
; Chander Mallhotra Jr., Baldwin UFSD, Baldwin, NY, US; Kristine Knapp, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY, US
These lessons on civil rights implement differentiated learning strategies focusing on student exploration of content. After the presentation, we will conduct a workshop on creating your own station hops.
Kara Bosman, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Cassie Caccavo, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US; Marcy Trinkle, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US