Northern Illinois Largest Social Studies Conference
February 26, 2021
This year's conference will include sessions on pedagogy, such as news literacy, formative assessment, and digital citizenship, in addition to the content topics in History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Sociology, and Psychology.
What is the DCSSC?
For over 30 years, the DuPage County Social Studies Conference has been offering Northern Illinois social studies teachers an annual conference on county-wide institute day.
The conference brings together university professors, experts in the field, and community activists to present relevant content and methodology that teachers can apply to their own classrooms.
Session Topics & Schedule
Proud to offer diverse topics in Social Studies Education and Pedagogy.
Registration 7:00-8:00 AM
Session I: 8:00-9:15 AM
The Great Depression: The First 100 Days of the New Deal. -- Mr. Larry Balsamo
Art as Artifact: Civilization & Perspective -- Mr. Jeff Bedore
Hatshepsut, the Queen who was King of Egypt -- Dr. Lee Brice
Creating Performance Assessment Tasks with the Illinois Social Science Standards -- Ms. Mary Ellen Daneels & Ms. Beth Ratway
Cyber Warfare: Who is the enemy? -- Dr. Richard Farkas
AP Human Geography Roundtable -- Mrs. Maggie Haas and Mr. Dave Sayner
Drawing Insight from Injury: Neuropsychological Cases that Highlight Psychological Processes -- Dr. Colin Harbke
Restorative Justice and Democracy (SB 100) -- Dr. Shawn Healy, Ms. Jennifer Rowe, and Mr. David Schumacher
Governor Pritzker’s Economic Plans: More of the Same or a Step Forward? -- Mr. Ralph Martire
Strength of a Nation: Women and Minorities in the United States Military -- Colonel Krewasky Salter (ret)
2020: How Trump Wins Again (Even If He Loses) -- Dr. Artemus Ward
Session II: 9:25-10:40 AM
Using Games and Simulations to Teach Financial Literacy -- Dr. Meg Bates
Working Successfully with Minority Students -- Dr. Darrell Echols & Mrs. Montrine Johnson
The U.S. and Iran’s Joint Comprehensive Mess -- Dr. David Faris
Engaging Students from the Start: Opening Activities for Nine Psychology Units -- Dr. Daryl Fitts
Fat Shaming: One of the Last Acceptable Forms of Prejudice and Discrimination -- Dr. Tom Gerschick
Teaching the 2020 Election -- Dr. Shawn Healy
Shadow People: Obscure Military Personalities Who Influenced America’s Wars -- Dr. Walter Kretchik
Charles V: Master of the World -- Dr. Jennifer McNabb
Rewriting Search and Seizure Rules: 4th Amendment Case Law in the 21st Century -- Mr. Tom Murray & Judge Robert Anderson
Impeachment in the 20th and 21st Centuries -- Dr. Steve Schwinn
Before Title IX: Ancient Athletics and Women’s Participation -- Dr. Georgia Tsouvala
Lunch: 10:50-11:35 AM
The DCSSC "Lunch & Learns" are informal sessions that offer you an opportunity to "eat, learn and grow." Just grab your lunch, and head to any of these open sessions.
Session III: 11:45-1:00 PM
Cultural Capital: How Schools Rob Students -- Ms. Mirah Anti
Holocaust Survival Stories -- Mrs. Magda Brown & Mrs. Agnes Swartz
On the Waterfront of Brotherly Love -- Dr. Peter Cole
Implementing Civics in the Middle School -- Ms. Mary Ellen Daneels
The Coming Realignment of American Politics -- Dr. David Faris
Russian and American Approaches to Managing Dissent: The Putin and Trump
Comparison -- Dr. Richard Farkas
Legislative Panel with first-term Elected Representatives -- Rep. Amy Grant, Rep Terra Costa, Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, Rep. Karina Villa
Tactics in Counseling and Psychotherapy -- Dr. Michael Maniacci
College Ready Writing: How You Can Help Students Succeed in College History
Courses -- Dr. Jennifer McNabb
Cultural Landscapes: An Exploration of What They Are and What They Mean for Geographers -- Dr. Rex Rowley
Sponsors & Vendors
Thanks to our partners for their support of Social Studies Education.
Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the country.
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Cost: $40 per attendee.
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Please complete one payment form for your school, and email or fax back to the address below. Only one form is needed per school. Payment is due 30 days prior.