Civics & Government
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.
Jill Bass, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, US; Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, US
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.
Robert Dahlgren, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, US; Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, US
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.
Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US; Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US
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.
April Newkirk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US; Michelle Reidel, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, US
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.
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
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.
Jeff Passe, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, US; Laura Pinto, Ann Arundel County Schools, Annapolis, MD, US
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.
Gary Morris, McLean County High School, Calhoun, KY; Mary Theresa Hallock-Morris, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts’ strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.
Heidi Trexler, Justin Reese, Lisa Hardwig, School District of Lancaster, PA
Transform your classroom into an emotionally safe environment geared to deliberate controversial topics so students will be prepared to challenge global injustice and promote the common good.
Wendy Scott, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural UnderstandingSubmitted by David Bailor on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:08pm
The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.
Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL