Civics & Government

Can You Say Hallelujah? Teaching about Religion in Schools


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
261
session id: 
26
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Children’s Literature: Using UDHR as a Framework for Developing Elementary Social Justice Lessons


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

James Daly, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, US; Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, US

Room: 
264
session id: 
412
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Exploring Civic Responsibility through the Progressive Era


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Presenters: 

Miriam Bader, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY, US

Room: 
126
session id: 
751
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Project Soapbox: Empowering Students to Speak Up for Social Change


In this interactive workshop, participants will explore strategies to empower students to identify and speak out on issues they care about as a first step toward creating sustainable policy change.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Jill Bass, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, US; Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, US

Room: 
127
session id: 
267
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Champion of Academic Freedom: A Tribute to Jack L. Nelson


This session sponsored by the NCSS Academic Freedom Community will offer a discussion of Jack Nelson’s contributions to social studies education and present a lifetime achievement award.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, US; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US

Room: 
241
session id: 
340
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Using Primary Sources and Emerging Technology to Promote Civic Engagement


The presenters will provide a model for promoting informed and reasoned decision-making on local, national, and global issues through the application of digital primary sources utilizing emerging technological tools.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US; Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US

Room: 
242
session id: 
635
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Can We Talk? Facilitating and Evaluating Classroom-Based Discussions


This session will demonstrate how instructors can utilize Web 2.0 tools such as Answer Garden, Poll Everywhere, and Wiffitti to increase student engagement and extend dialogue beyond the classroom.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

April Newkirk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US; Michelle Reidel, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US

Room: 
102
session id: 
415
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Putting NCSS’s Position on Technology into Practice


Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Linda Bennett, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, US; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS, US; Greg Kulowiec, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA, US; Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy, New York, NY, US; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Ronald Pe

Room: 
101
session id: 
240
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Responding to Tragedy: Social Studies Can Help!


Using principles of current events instruction, social studies teachers can help students process upsetting events like Newtown and 9/11. Fear can be reduced as learning and civic action is increased.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Jeff Passe, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, US; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD, US

Room: 
103
session id: 
235
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World on the Brink: Communication, Foreign Policy, and U.S.-USSR


You are Kennedy or Khrushchev and it is 1962. Will you make the right decision or plunge the world into nuclear darkness? Its your decision now.

Time: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Gary Morris, McLean County High School, Calhoun, KY; Mary Theresa Hallock-Morris, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Room: 
Poster Session--America's Ballroom Prefunction Area, 2nd Level
session id: 
802
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