Civics & Government
Session facilitates activities that prompt classroom discussions relative to changing patterns of exposure to music media and relationships to social literacies. Participants will partake in activities and receive classroom materials.
Implementing the pedagogy of service learning, University students engaged in Community Based Research (CBR) with identified community partners to help answer pressing questions in the community regarding poverty and homelessness.
All teachers or scholars interested in or holding National Board Certification in social studies are invited to this meeting. We will discuss several topics including using the NCSS Connected website.
This session presents ready-to-go lessons that engage and challenge students in collaborative activities and encourage civic participation. Through active learning, students gain the skills needed for 21st century's challenges.
Discover how C-SPAN Classroom's free primary source materials on Congress, Campaign 2012, and public affairs enhance social studies curriculums and cultivate students' literacy, technology and research skills.
Using persistent and problematic issues found in the election process draws in student engagement creating interest in the process beyond traditional election years, while also building future citizenship skills.
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and significance of the contract theory of government.
Experience lessons designed to make presidential elections relevant to young students. Making choices, compare/contrast candidates, political posters, vocabulary strategy, mock election. Primary sources. Ready-to-go lessons. Resources provided
Teaching students at all levels that the rule of law is the basis for all democratic ideals will ensure equity, justice and opportunity for all citizens in diverse, multicultural societies.
Bring on the games! This session provides opportunities to engage students with interactive gaming environments as non-fiction text, providing rich possibilities for civic literacy in a no-cost format.