CRF Blog


by Bill Hayes 

California Council for the Social Studies will be holding its annual conference March 4 to March 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, and CRF will be there! We will be presenting sessions and exhibiting our materials at Booth 43 in the Exhibit Hall. We hope to see you there! 

Schedule of CRF Sessions

Friday, March 4

An Exciting Way To Teach Third-Grade Social Studies
Session E4: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Take part in a standards-based simulation that plots the growth of an Old West settlement into a big city. Students interact with characters and learn how a community makes decisions.
Room: Salon A

Dropout Prevention in California Schools through Civic Engagement
Session F3: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn how civically engaging students through service-learningis a proven methodology for reducing dropout rates, building resiliency, and motivating students to become successful learners and effective citizens.
Room: Salon 3

Saturday, March 5

What the Research Says About Teaching Government Effectively
Session H8: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The latest research shows the most promising approaches for civics education. Find exciting new ways to teach government and develop your students’ civic knowledge and citizenship skills.
Room: Salon C

Sunday, March 6

Will Intellectual Property Boom or Bust in the 21st Century?
Session M1: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The entertainment industry is worried. Will intellectual property be protected? Should it be? Experience simple, high-interest lessons on copyright, fair use, and other issues of intellectual property.
Room: Salon 1

View a PDF file of the CCSS Conference Program.