Civics & Government
Facilitates simulation- and art-based activities to initiate classroom conversations and research about critical literacies that concern citizenship and economics. Offers opportunities to partake in activities and take home formal lessons.
James Laney, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, US; Thomas Lucey, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, US
Students/teachers from historic Central High share the process of collecting, editing, and publishing family interviews on civil and human rights--Mapping the Road to Change: Insights on Prejudice and Acceptance.
Abhilasha Gokulan, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Sally Goldman, Little Rock Central High Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Ginny Greer, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Errick Jackson, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US; Keith Richardson, Little Rock Central High Memory Project Team, Little Rock, AR, US
Healthcare, gun control, same-sex marriage - - these are issues facing America. Learn how to construct norms for deliberation and effectively facilitate discussions of controversial issues within your own classroom.
Mary Beth Henning, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, US; Teresa Kruger, Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, IL, US
Turn your government classroom into an exciting civics lab to teach Common Core and the workings of government. Empower students to take action on issues they care about.
Keri Doggett, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, US
In the current environment of standardized testing, is your library supporting the preservation of constitutional democracy? Visit this session to assess collections and discover resources conducive to civics education instruction.
Reneé Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US; Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, US
We highlight service learning as a tool for social justice and the development of 21st century literacy skills. Presented here is a dynamic model for civic engagement in classrooms.
Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Mary Duty, Waco ISD, Waco, TX, US; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US
This interactive session analyzes historic efforts to extend full and equal civil rights through the US Supreme Court with a focus on the case for same-sex marriage. Handouts provided.
Robert Bailey, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Salem, OR, US; Barbara Cruz, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US
How do Supreme Court decisions regarding equal protection in the past affect our society today, and shape our society tomorrow?
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, US
This session provides FREE lesson plans, activities, and simulations on flash drives designed to improve content reading and cognitive skills to raise student achievement on state and national exams.
Jessica Jordan, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, MO, US; Russ Sackreiter, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education, Columbia, MO, US
Presenting an inquiry-based narrative—setting, characters, and plot. Reading and writing come alive as students apply social studies understandings in real world contexts. Strategies for integrating the Common Core shared.
Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South D.C., Australia; Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, US