Civics & Government
Discussing interdisciplinary subject ideas, participants will gain insight into integrating social studies, English Language Arts, and technology standards into classroom lesson plans as demonstrated in eMINTS classrooms around the world.
Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Carla Chaffin, University of Missouri - Columbia, eMINTS National Center, Columbia, MO, US
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom’s free primary source materials on Congress, American history, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculum and cultivate students’ critical thinking skills to promote informed citizenship.
Joshua Koning, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Pamela McGorry, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US; Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN, Washington, DC, US
Standards getting in the way of teaching what’s really important in social studies? Build the bridge between Common Core and civic engagement. Leave with ready-to-use strategies, handouts and free curriculum.
Anthony Pennay, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US; Janet Tran, The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center at the Reagan Foundation, Simi Valley, CA, US
This presentation will provide strategies for addressing discipline literacy and the Common Core in the social studies classroom; specifically history, economics, geography and civics using primary and secondary sources.
Donna Olszewski, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US; Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, MD, US
To prepare students to challenge injustice and promote the common good, we must "reground" America's core beliefs through the rule of law: the foundation for equality, fairness, and social justice.
Timothy Isaacs, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US; Michael Pace, Jr., Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, Salem, VA, US
Discussion of approaches for teaching foreign policy powers including ways to help students apply literacy and critical thinking skills in understanding congressional and presidential roles in developing 21st century policies.
Kimberly Siracuse, Ashland High School, Ashland, OH, US; William Tinkler, The College Board, Duluth, GA, US
Experience this legislative simulation featured in the Civic Mission of Schools “No Excuses” report. Walk away with common core materials and inclusion techniques that facilitate C3 success.
Mary Ellen Daneels, Community High School, West Chicago, IL, US; Lisa Willuweit, Community High School, West Chicago, IL, US
What can be taught about religion in public schools? How can religion be integrated to promote tolerance and global awareness? We’ll share ideas for games, discussion, and activities! Materials provided.
Russell Binkley, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, US; James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Melissa Marks, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA, US
This session addresses social justice and political rights and opportunities using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights framework. Identification of problems and remedies using children’s literature and collaborations are presented.
James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, US
Explore the ways in which the Tenement Museum uses the history of the Progressive Era to engage students in the work of past reformers and inspire contemporary civic participation.
Miriam Bader, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY, US