Secondary Level-High School
Participate in the NPR Marketplace "Budget Hero" simulation adapted for classroom use. Use this hands-on activity to motivate and engage students in the federal budget process.
Katherine Case, Parkville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD
This session will explain the use of standards-based grading in the social studies classroom using Human Geography as the model and focusing on making grading transparent and meaningful for all.
Molly Myers, Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Chicago, IL
Join Street Law for an interactive exploration of federalism and the healthcare reform case decided by the Supreme Court in 2012. Receive interactive lesson plans about these topics.
Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD; Cara Gallagher , Riverside Brookfield High School, Ridgewood, IL
From the Industrial Workers of the World to Occupy Seattle, the Pacific Northwest has long witnessed political protest. What protest is protected speech? What can governmnet regulate? Teaching materials provided.
Jean Luckowski, University of Montana, Missoula, MT; James Lopach, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
James Madison Fellows share effective classroom teacher-developed lessons fostering critical thinking skills while engaging students in civil discourse when considering Constitutional issues of social justice and diversity in American society.
Ken DeMasi, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Mesa, AZ
Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggest that students persistently fail to achieve proficiency in civics. Could this stem from a mismatch between content standards and test questions?
Robert Madden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV