SED Faculty & Doctoral Student Selected to Present at the NCSS International Social Studies Conference in Fez, Morocco

Clinical Assistant Professor Christine Baron (social studies education), Associate Professor Charles White (social studies education), and first-year doctoral student in history/social studies Daniel Osborn, have been selected to present papers at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) International Social Studies Conference.

The NCSS International Social Studies Conference will be held on June 25 to July 1, 2013, in Fez, Morocco. The conference will focus on Education for Democracy and the Arab World - “Understanding the Near East and the dramatic events of the Arab Spring are important content for today‚Äôs social studies classrooms. Whether it is the democratic revolutions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia or the push for reforms in Morocco, the people of these North African countries have taken a stand for freedom and democracy.” The NCSS International Social Studies Conference aims to provide conference attendees a first-hand understanding of the issues and the region.

Topis presented by the SED representatives include: Democracy Education via Social-Media: Thomas Jefferson’s Boisterous Sea of Liberty (Baron), Preparing Teachers and Children to Use the Built Environment to Learn About Themselves and Others (White), and Teaching about Arab Nationalism through Primary Sources (Osborn).

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