Civics & Government
This interactive presentation demonstrates action civics strategies for empowering students to identify core issues in their community, analyze root causes of these issues, and work collaboratively towards long term solutions.
Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.
States have sought NCLB waivers in order to meet high standards in a manner that best meets their needs. How does TLE, new accountability, and Common Core affect Social Studies?
Is the Fed Constitutional? Examine central banking in the U.S. from its humble beginnings to the modern Federal Reserve System. Leave with instructional insights,free materials, and an engaging lesson.
Compare two neighboring democracies. Learn how Canada's parliamentary system of government works and helps Canada maintain its motto of "Peace, Order and Good Government." Lesson plans/textbooks will be shared.
Utilizing Icivics.org in a democratic classroom fosters active learning, 21st century skills acquisition, and authentic and engaging interactions with the social studies curriculum.
This engaging session will explore how to develop students into 21st century citizens of character using film. Handouts will be provided to all participants.
Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.
Graduate students Teresa Frizell and Sara Stull will share the crosswalk they created between the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Washington State's Social Studies Skills Grade Level Expectations.
Students from Arab Spring countries work with students from the US and Taiwan to learn about democracy. Students explore rights and duties, tolerance and freedom, and civic engagement.