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Friday, July 19 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary - Politics is not a Dirty Word: Non-Partisanship and the 2020 Election

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The 2020 election is just around the corner and with candidates lining up by the busload, it's certainly going to be interesting.  And important.  Paula McAvoy will examine the concept of non-partisanship in the classroom and how to engage students in deep political discussion in a safe and effective way.  She will draw from her acclaimed book with Diana Hess, The Political Classroom, to engage participants in thought scenarios and share research findings from their work.   Jill Bass  will explore ways you can use this historical moment to engage your students in understanding about elections by engaging in a range of authentic democratic experiences.


Jill Bass

Chief Education Officer, Mikva Challenge
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Paula McAvoy

Assistant Professor, College of Education, NC State University
Paula McAvoy is an assistant professor of social studies education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on empirical and philosophical questions related to the aims and practices of democratic education. She is the co-author with Diana Hess of The Political Classroom... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Damen Student Center -- Sister Jean Ballroom