Civics & Government
Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.
Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Justin Reese, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, US; Heidi Trexler, School District of Lancaster, , PA, US
You are Kennedy or Khrushchev and the year is 1962. Will you make the right decision or plunge the world into nuclear darkness? It’s your decision now.
Mary Theresa Hallock-Morris, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, US; Gary Morris, McLean County High School, Calhoun, KY, US
Transform your classroom into an emotionally safe environment geared to deliberate controversial topics so students will be prepared to challenge global injustice and promote the common good.
Wendy Scott, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, US
Informational texts expand children's social studies knowledge. From tradebooks to primary sources and Internet websites, teachers unpack standards to plan social studies lessons. Participants collect ideas for meaningful social studies.
Judy Britt, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, US
This session will demonstrate literacy strategies aligned with the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies for teaching about controversial issues using song lyrics as non-fiction text sources.
Rachel Bender, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, US; Kimberlee Sharp, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, US
James Madison Fellows will share challenging, innovative, teacher-developed lessons using best-practice instructional strategies and standards engaging students in studying and evaluating constitutional principles such as justice and the general welfare.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ, US
Teachers can develop literacy skills, citizenship, and cultural awareness in students by pairing ideas from commonly taught novels with current issues to make learning relevant and meaningful for students.
Jaime Festa-Daigle, Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, AZ, US; Tania Gray, Lake Havasu Unified School District, Lake Havasu City, AZ, US
Does democracy support human rights and equal participation? This interdisciplinary session will use primary sources and current research to show that democracies are more like dictatorships than we might think.
Michael Vogler, Coconino High School/Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, US; Paula Wright, Coconino High School/Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, US
Everyone Speaks, Everyone Listens: Incorporating Evidence-Based Deliberation in Secondary ClassroomsSubmitted by TimDaly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 2:53pm
Tired of ungrounded and unbalanced student discussions? Learn an evidence-based deliberation model that incorporates core literacy skills using ELA-correlated lessons and involves all students in your class.
Nisan Chavkin, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL, US
When a 99,000-square-foot Wal-Mart was proposed adjacent to a school and a fragile ecosystem, students and teachers used civic engagement and math to fight back.
Kim Lester, Bosque School, Albuquerque, NM, US; Dan Otter, Bosque School and University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US