Civics & Government
Courts have played an important role in ensuring legal equality. This session will examine the law’s shaping of racial and workplace equality as examples of how courts attempt to referee controversial issues.
Mark Cohen, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US
Join the Bill of Rights Institute and National Constitution Center for an interactive session on encouraging rigorous primary source analysis and informal learning. Participants will receive ready-to-use lesson plans.
Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US; Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, VA, US
This presentation explores using civic health data as an innovative tool to cultivate research skills and empower students to become more civically active and engaged.
Deborah Wise, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US
In the session, participants will discuss how students can take an active role to affect public policy in their communities. Explore how to develop electronic portfolios of the class issue.
Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills,, CA, US
Editors of major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors. Audience: General.
Patricia Avery, , University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN, US; Jeanne Balantic, Garden City School District, Garden City, NY, US; Ronald Banaszak, Aurora Universityu, Aurora, IL, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, US; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
This session will demonstrate how to develop students’ media literacy skills through a thought-provoking game in which they take on a reporter’s role to decide whether to publish controversial material.
Jennifer Hinkle, Ohio University, Athens, OH, US
Gain insight into the state of social studies at both the federal and state level, while also exploring practical actions that educators can take to successfully advocate for their profession.
Andrew Potter, Envision EMI, Vienna, VA, US; Brian Traxler, Covenant of the Visitation School, Mendota Heights, MN, US
Memos from Nixon’s White House offer opportunities for inquiry based learning in the classroom. Easy to understand primary documents cover the complex problems of Watergate and create countless opportunities for learning.
Stacie Banks, Desert Edge High School, Goodyear, AZ, US
This Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session focuses on best practices in elementary school social studies in a discussion among editors, recent authors, and attendees.
Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, US
Engage ALL students through rigorous critical thinking about media messages related to sustainability and social justice. Free online lessons will be modeled to teach content and build literacy skills.
Chris Sperry, Ithaca, NY, US