Join Us July 10-13 in Bend, Oregon!
HERE’S WHAT WE COVERED IN 2016’s SUMMER INSTITUTE:
Politics too hot to handle? Research shows, however, that with the right classroom climate students are more engaged, more interested in politics, and more willing to listen to other points of view. This year’s Institute helped teachers create that climate. With the election season fast approaching, creating places for young people to become well-informed is increasingly important.
Dr. Paula McAvoy researcher and co-author of the Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in
Democratic Education, discussed her findings and shared skills teachers can use to facilitate classroom discussions about controversial issues.
More details about the 2017 Summer Institute will be posted soon!
Handouts from this year’s Summer Institute:
- Speakers’ Bios
- Dr. Paula McAvoy
- Income Inequality Demonstration HS
- Group assignments
- football sheet
- mimium wage sheet
- Political Polarization Activity sheet
- Political Spectrum Reference Sheet
- The Political Education Paradox2
- race reflections on race
- partisanship SAC
- Mr Dunn discussion
- open versus settled OR
- SAC partisan Adams High School case
- SAC Should voting be mandatory Yes No
- SAC mandatory voting who votes
- Hon. Susan Leeson
- We the People
- Current Events
- Supreme Court Cases
Click here to view detailed information about previous Summer Institutes.