Civics & Government
Elementary teachers share a professional collaboration model used to teach civics across grade levels, applying Project Citizen and student mentoring to foster inclusion, differentiation, and meaningful participation among all learners.
This session addresses our ideologically divided media and the uncivil behavior it often inspires. Participants will learn 21st century literacy skills that help deflect uncivil discourse in adoloscents.
Supreme Court cases can provide an intellectual framework for students to discuss controversial topics. Session will use recent cases to explore how to use Supreme Court briefs in the classroom.
The Annenberg Presidential Learning Center will introduce 21st century strategies of communicating to our elected officials. Participants will leave with classroom ready curriculum, literacy strategies, and technological upgrades.
iCivics' latest online tool helps students build literacy and argumentation skills by crafting polished essays around a range of exciting civics topics; it also provides teachers with key assessment tools.
Educating the next generation of active, informed citizens.
This session will bring the magic of summer camp activities to the classroom to engage students in innovative learning experiences that promote the necessary skills to be active democratic citizens.
Wiretapping, infrared, GPS, oh my! Courts repeatedly address the use of technology to conduct searches. Will explore cases raising technological challenges to the Constitution, and discuss methods for teaching them.
This session will expose participants to James Madison's Notes on the federal convention, making the debates over the Constitution from 225 years ago relevant to the debates about government today.
Integrating a study of public opinion into Social Studies, Math, Science, and English. Students will review, create, and write about surveys and other methods of opinion taking with technology.