Exploring Government and Civics in Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Settings: A Free eBook for Teachers and Students

Originally presented on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Presenters:

Robert W. Maloy, Torrey Trust, and Chenyang Xu
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education

Overview:

This session presents the work of a team of UMass Amherst faculty and public school teachers in developing and publishing Building Democracy for All, a free online eBook of learning resources for teaching the new Massachusetts 8th Grade Civics and Government curriculum framework (as well as related AP U.S. History and AP Government standards). Using a combination of discussions and demonstrations, we will showcase strategies for teachers to use in virtual, in-person and hybrid settings to a) investigate civics and government topics in depth, b) uncover hidden histories and untold stories, and c) engage students with public policy issues and choices in related to society today. Our Building Democracy for All eBook is available free online at https://edtechbooks.org/democracy

Robert W. Maloy is a senior lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he coordinates the history teacher education program

Torrey Trust, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the coordinator of the Learning, Media, and Technology master’s degree program and Digital Media Design and Making in Education online graduate certificate program.

Chenyang Xu is a doctoral student in educational and learning technologies in the College of Education

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