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Sherri L. Wallace Collection

October 2, 2020

Sherri L. Wallace, professor of political science at the University of Louisville, is an expert on college textbook diversity, race and politics, community economic development, and women and faculty of color in academe. She is co-author with Hanes Walton, Jr. and Robert C. Smith of American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom,…

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APSA Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus

October 2, 2020

The APSA Task Force on the Coronavirus, appointed by APSA President Paula D. McClain on the recommendation of the APSA Council, worked through the summer to identify implications of the coronavirus pandemic for our profession, institutions, and professional organizations, emphasizing actions our members, institutions, and organizations could effectively take to avoid harm, ameliorate negative effects,…

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“Experimenting with an Embedded Librarian in an American Government Class”

September 30, 2020

Shyam K. Sriram and Amelia Glawe – Georgia Perimeter College One of the most exciting new directions in our discipline has been the growing experimentation with library science‐social science collaborations. These collaborations have taken the form of new ways of creating assignments, syllabi and curricula for undergraduates with an emphasis on learning not just political…

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Emerson and Douglass in the Political Science Classroom

September 30, 2020

Shyam K. Sriram, Georgia Perimeter College, ssriram@gpc.edu In the summer of 2011, I had the opportunity to attend a week-­‐long NEH1 seminar on the American Lyceum at Northeastern University in Boston. The seminar focused on the role of oratory in forcing social change in the nineteenth century. I left Boston with a renewed interest in…

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Using Presidential Daily Diaries as an Instructional Tool

September 30, 2020

Frank Franz, PhD, James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia, frank.franz@fcps.edu For the past several years, I have used presidential daily diaries as an instructional tool with students during the study of the presidency in my AP U.S. government classes. Some years, I had my students explore the daily diaries so they understood what a typical…

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Classroom Innovation with “The Hunger Games”

September 30, 2020

Bruce Martin, PhD, New Mexico State University Alamogordo, md@nmsu.edu After nearly 15 years working as administrative staff in our college’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, I retired in spring 2013, but agreed to teach a class on “American Political Issues” during the fall 2013 semester. I had taught the course as an adjunct many…

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From the Classroom to the TV Studio: A New Approach to Civic Education

September 30, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, PhD, Indiana University South Bend, ebennion@iusb.edu As a regular PSE columnist who writes “The Teaching Scholar” column, I have urged PSE readers to take risks inside and outside of the classroom while experimenting with a variety of approaches to active and experiential learning. In issue 15(1), I encouraged readers to give up…

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Making it Work: Teaching Political Theory as a Toolbox

September 30, 2020

Michael Laurence, PhD, University of Western Ontario mlauren4@uwo.ca Just imagine, as joyful or painful as it might be, that you are an undergraduate student again. Political theory class. Always mandatory. No escape. A semester of reading antiquated texts, sitting through lectures with drooping eyes, fleshing out abstract arguments that barely seem to make sense, reproducing…

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RU Ready -­‐ Extending Political Learning Outside the Classroom and into the Community

September 30, 2020

Elizabeth Matto, PhD, Director, Youth Political Participation Program Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University  ematto@rci.rutgers.edu As teacher-­‐scholars of civic engagement, we always are looking for ways to offer students learning opportunities that foster the political skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are conducive to future participation. The mission of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers…

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AFTERSHOCK: Designing an Educational Board Game

September 30, 2020

Rex Brynen, McGill University, rex.brynen@mcgill.ca After the earthquake that devastated the capital, aid was slow to reach the slums of District 3. Poor coordination resulted in duplication of effort in some areas, and shortages of essential aid supplies in others. The port and airport remained severely damaged, creating transportation bottlenecks. The latest reports suggested a…

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