Civics & Government

Making the Constitution Come Alive: Student Voice and Student Rights


Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court’s historic Hazelwood ruling, we’ll examine the state of the First Amendment on campus and the role of student expression in effective civic education.

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

Ellen Austin, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA, US; Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, US; Kathy Kuhlmeier, Springfield, MO, US; Frank LoMonte, Student Press Law Center, Arlington, VA, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
744
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Staying Relevant: Digitizing your Civics Classroom


Our students’ lives are saturated with new apps, 30-second video clips and Internet memes. Come learn how leveraging these tools can help you stay relevant and digitize your classroom!

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

Brian Furgione, Milwee Middle School/Seminole County Public Schools, Longwood, FL, US; Jason Dumont, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
851
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The State of the State: An Executive Briefing Simulation


How do modern states adapt to global political forces? Challenge your students to answer this essential question using a case study model focused on measuring mastery of 21st Century skills.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Suzanne Bailey, Virgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
757
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Promises, Promises: Government by Consent


Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and impact of the contract theory of government.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US

Room: 
240
session id: 
725
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Preview of the Supreme Court's Term


This session gives participants an opportunity to analyze two cases argued before (but not yet decided by) the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Supreme Court Summer Insitute information provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Lee Arbetman, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, US

Room: 
263
session id: 
73
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Children Have the Right to Say! Literacy, Justice, Civic Potential


The session promotes civic literacy to implement the Common Core for middle school teachers. Strategies, methods, and materials are provided to explore current events and controversial issues of juvenile justice.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

Michael Kopish, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US; Alison Wenhart, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, US

Room: 
267
session id: 
714
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Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap in our Urban Schools


The “civic empowerment gap” is spawned by inequitable school-based civic learning opportunities, and Chicago Public Schools has a visionary plan for closing it to ensure equitable democratic political participation.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Shawn Healy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago, IL, US; Jon Schmidt, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
124
session id: 
627
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Introducing Congress.gov from the Library of Congress


Bring the legislative process to life with Congress.gov, a ground-breaking, comprehensive, user-friendly, free source of information about the work of Congress both today and in history.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Lee Ann Potter, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US; Stephen Wesson, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, US

Room: 
105
session id: 
826
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Energy Independence in the Promised Land of Plenty


Energy independence extends beyond the cost of gasoline. Social studies teachers can help students understand the implications of our energy needs for citizenship in the 21st century.

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

Frans Doppen, Ohio University, Athens, OH, US; Matthew Hollstein, Columbus City Schools, Columbus, OH, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
465
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Thinking Like a Citizen (TLAC): A Children’s Literature Series


TLAC helps students examine issues from multiple perspectives using glasses representing the disciplines: history (time lens), politics (rules lens), economics (stuff lens), geography (space lens), and behavioral sciences (people lens).

Time: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Presenters: 

S.G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, US; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US; Emma Thacker, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US

Room: 
267
session id: 
586
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