Edutopia News | July 3, 2012

From Edutopia. To a teacher, even the 4th of July has teachable moments! Happy 4th to all my American readers!

July 3, 2012

5 Teachable Moments for the 4th of July
High Note
1. Teach Democracy
It’s a presidential election year, and blogger Mark Phillips has tips for educating students to be active participants in our democratic process. 
2. Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics
Blogger Andrew Miller on how civics games and simulations can give students a feel for how government really works.

3. Show Students How to Stand Up and Speak Out
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares tips for including social justice lessons and activities in school curriculum. 

4. Use Service Learning to Engage Kids
Get strategies for starting meaningful service projects that help the community and boost student connections. 

5. Expose Students to Democratic Decision Making
From the archives: Blogger Suzie Boss shares the story of how one influential statesman was changed by an early experience in student government. 

And there’s much more at the site:

Edutopia News | July 3, 2012.

URL: http://www.edutopia.org/files/existing/edutopianews.html

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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