Join us at the Michigan/Great Lakes Social Studies Conference to be held Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19 2013 at the Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center. The Michigan Center for Civic Education is pleased to be partnering once again with the Michigan Council for Social Studies, Michigan Council on Economic Education, and the Michigan Geographic Alliance. Each of the content organizations is responsible for organizing a strand of the conference. Workshops of special interest to teachers of civics, government and law include:
Civics--There’s an App for That! Civically Engaging Students with Technology
Courts Resolve Disputes: Small Claims Court and Mediation Simulations for Elementary
Declared to be Free: Teaching about the Amistad Case
Exploring Separation of Powers and the "Rule of Law"-- A Conversation with the Honorable Michael Riordan, Judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals
iCivics: Exploring Government through Interactive Games
Mock Trials for the Classroom and Competition
Street Law – Teaching about recent Supreme Court Decisions
Taking It to Court: Informal Traffic Hearings
Teaching High School Civics
“Think Deeper" - Mock Trials as a teaching tool for Civic Instruction
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More information is available at http://miciviced.org/programs/educating-for-citizenship.
Click here for the Joint Conference Registration form.
Become a Member of the Michigan Center for Civic Education and receive a Reduced Registration Fee as follows:
Member Full Conference - 160.00
Member One-Day Friday Only - 115.00
Member Half-Day Friday Only - 65.00 (Allows attendees to participate in sessions after 1:45pm on Friday)
Member One-Day Saturday Only - 115.00
We hope to see you there!