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The Case for High Quality Discussion of Controversial Issues

Professor Diana Hess will explain findings from twenty years of research that help us understand what teachers can do to engage their students in lively discussions of controversial political issues.

Social Justice Education:World Cafe Discussion

Explore the practices of teaching for social justice in this interactive discussion designed to empower social justice teachers to initiate lessons and discussions about power, inequity, and civic engagement.

Engaging Congress: Play the Game, Learn the Facts

Play Engaging Congress, an app using game-based learning that explores basic principles of representative government. The game leads students through primary source documents, helping them learn how our government works.

Our Constitution Rocks

CA will teach students what the Constitution means and why knowing & understanding it is vital. The Turners will teach in a non-partisan way. No cost to schools.

A Free Press; A Free People

From Zenger to Steve Bannon, Americans have had differing perspectives about the media. Join James Madison Fellows to examine landmark cases illuminating interrelationships between the people and the press.

Keep America Beautiful

Analyze lessons learned from pre- and post-testing of students on litter and recycling topics. Learn about the interventions students identify to address these issues and their solutions. Participate in a hands-on demonstration or interactive activity.


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