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The Electoral Process: Image Making Meaning


Participants will be guided through 3 lesson plans integrating the electoral processes of Jordan, The United Arab Emirates, Israel and Iraq with representational art making for students ages 10-13.

Presenters: 

Lauren Walling, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York

session id: 
38
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Women’s Equity


This presentation will examine • Equal Rights• Suffrage Reproductive Rights• Marriage & Divorce Rights• Parental and Custody Rights, • Property Rights, • Employment and Income Rights, •

Presenters: 

Ayisha Benham, West Contra Costa Unified School District- Hercules High School, Hercules, California

session id: 
39
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Time for a New Literacy: Ecological


What if we engage students by allowing them to deconstruct modernist truths, such as growth, democracy, and consumerism, by providing experiences whereby they can think critically about how we live?

Presenters: 

Matt Henderson, St. John's-Ravenscourt School, Winnipeg, Manitoba

session id: 
40
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Measuring the Civic Values of Education Policymakers and Policy Shapers


This research proposes a measure for the civic values of those with the strongest impact on civic education— policymakers and the teachers whose ideologies daily shape their students’ education.

Presenters: 

Jennice McCafferty-Wright, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

session id: 
31
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Ethnocentrism: Awareness of Our Biases in Cross-Cultural Interactions


A lesson is presented examining personal cultural biases that hinder positive cross-cultural interactions in a global community.

Presenters: 

Scott Wright, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO

session id: 
33
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Re-envisioning Civics Education: Empowering Youth to Participate in the Legal-Landscape


What does civic participation look like in the 21st century? How can we empower students to solve problems and advance democracy? Participants explore Law and Justice, an inquiry-based curriculum.

Presenters: 

Eliza Fabillar, Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA; Jessica Juliuson, Education Development Center, Inc., Waltham, MA

session id: 
34
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Democracy Education via Social-Media: Thomas Jefferson's Boisterous Sea of Liberty


Participants will explore a digital platform for the exchange of resources, teacher-derived activities, and expert historical content to elaborate on the ideals of self-government and individual rights for classroom use

Presenters: 

Christine Baron, Boston University, Boston, MA; Gary Sandling, Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello), Charlottesville, VA

session id: 
35
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Beyond the Media: How Communicating Across Cultures Challenged Students’ Stereotypes


This poster chronicles the experiences of a rural, American class trying to understand current events in the Arab world and how communicating across cultures challenged stereotypes fostered by media coverage.

Presenters: 

Jennice McCafferty-Wright, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

session id: 
30
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Islamophobia in the Western Media


We will compare and contrast the reporting of the watershed events such as 9/11, The Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria in western media with Al Jazeera's reporting.

Presenters: 

Jeffrey Nichols, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

session id: 
27
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Night in TunisiaArab Jazz, Innovation & Democracy


This session uses jazz music to convey the elements of democracy in an Arab context. Participants join a Socratic circle to discuss Tunisia as a blueprint for modern society.

Presenters: 

Scott Allen, Boulder Public Schools, Boulder, Colorado

session id: 
28
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