Increase student awareness of the history of individual rights and worldwide struggles for freedom and democracy through primary source documents and oral histories from political dissidents.
Amanda Schnetzer, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas, TX, @GWBLibrary; Dodie Kasper, George W. Bush Institute, Consultant, Dallas, TX, @TheBushCenter; Janie Worst, George W. Bush Institute, Consultant, Dallas, TX, @TheBushCenter
A companion to the Saturday afternoon screening of ‚ÄúElectoral Dysfunction,‚Äù this workshop highlights classroom-tested strategies for using the award-winning PBS documentary as a springboard for civic learning and informed inquiry.
Bennett Singer, Question Why Films, New York, NY; Brian Brady, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, @mikvachallenge; Alexandra Miletta, Mercy College, Bronx, NY, @amiletta; Alexander Keyssar, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Teachers will be able to help students take informed action based on their critiques of bias and misrepresentations within Native American texts as they also engage in 21st Century Skills.
David LaVere, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Bea Bailey, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
How do educators prepare students for jobs that don't exist using technologies that haven't been invented yet? Explore innovative activities and approaches that integrate inquiry and technology in primary classrooms.
Colleen McGiboney, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA; Cheri Nations, Puckett's Mill Elementary School, Dacula, GA
Members of the Awards Committee will introduce NCSS award programs and will answer questions.
Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD
Using the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Lowell School District as case studies, this workshop examines strategies for introducing vital LGBT inclusive history curriculum into schools.
Debra Fowler, Lowell Public Schools, Lowell, MA; Jamie Scot, ONE National Archives, Los Angeles, CA; Sara Train, Project Spin/ Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Do you know of an educator, researcher, or program deserving of national recognition for innovation and achievement? Here is your chance to learn about the many awards and grants offered each year by NCSS! This informative workshop will deliver the opportunity to discover general information about the different awards and grants offered, tips and guidelines to nominate colleagues (or how to nominate yourself), and a question and answer session to walk you through the process.
David Kendrick, Duluth High School, Duluth, GA
Drawing on a national survey of youth and curricular initiatives, this session will explore civic life in the digital age, the expanding opportunities for youth, and the implications for educators.
Erica Hodgin, Civic Engagement Research Group, Mills College, Oakland, CA, @yppnetwork; Margaret Rundle, Good Participation Project, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Carrie James, Good Participation Project, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Rebecca Ward, Facing History and Ourselves, Chicago, IL, @facinghistory; Allen Linton II, Black Youth Project, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, @BlackYouthProj
Can taking action help students understand historical change? This workshop will examine why civic engagement matters, provide one analytical case study, and support the design of civic action curriculum.
Young Whan Choi, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA, @frebelcator; Jessica Tyson, Oakland Technical High School, Oakland, CA
Participants will learn about, and experience, three innovative social studies approaches that use the C3 Framework to expand traditional notions of civic education through community and inquiry.
Rosanna Fukuda, Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI; Patricia Halagao, University of Hawaii at Manoa/Hawaii State Board of Education, Honolulu, HI; Amber Makaiau, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; Maya Soetoro-Ng, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI