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98th NCSS Annual Conference | One Hour Session Ncss Awards

2018 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award

Fri Nov 30 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Room: 
Wrigley, Concourse Level, West Tower
Subject: 
Social Sciences

Dr. Wayne Journell
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina

Grabbing the Third Rail: Teaching Politics in Secondary Education

Many teachers have become afraid to broach political issues in their classrooms. However, helping students become politically aware is an imperative of effective civic education. This presentation, which is based on the book Teaching Politics in Secondary Education: Engaging with Contentious Issues, will discuss reasons for incorporating politics into the curriculum, as well as offer research-based strategies for doing so.

Presenter: Wayne Journell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Chair: Sarah Matthews, Florida International University, Miami, FL

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