Civics & Government

Ensuring Equality: Are We All Created Equal?


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Mark Cohen, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US; Catherine Hawke, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
629
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Primary Sources - Textual Analysis, Informal Learning, and Fun!


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US; Kerry Sautner, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, VA, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
668
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Foster the People! Civic Health Data, Research, and Community Engagement


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Wise, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
810
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Project Citizen, Electronically Speaking


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Presenters: 

Maria Gallo, Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills,, CA, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
811
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Uncovering Nixon's Secrets: Using Primary Documents for Inquiry-Based Learning


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Stacie Banks, Desert Edge High School, Goodyear, AZ, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
797
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Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
102
session id: 
75
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Web 2.0: Ethical Journalism in the Social Studies Classroom


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Jennifer Hinkle, Ohio University, Athens, OH, US

Room: 
265
session id: 
311
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Sustainable Civic Engagement: Advocacy and Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Andrew Potter, Envision EMI, Vienna, VA, US; Brian Traxler, Covenant of the Visitation School, Mendota Heights, MN, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
587
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Best Practice in Meaningful Elementary Social Studies


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Presenters: 

Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY, US; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
361
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Sustainability, Social Justice and Media Literacy


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.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Chris Sperry, Ithaca, NY, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
496
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