Teaching: Meaningful Civic Learning for 10-year Olds | Margit McGuire | TEDxYakimaSalon


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Margit McGuire shares a model for reviving an interest in civics and democracy through the eyes of a 10-year-old. Always wanting to be a teacher, Dr. Mcguire obtained an M.Ed. from Central Washington University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. She is Professor of Teacher Education at Seattle University, and as program director for 27 years. Her leadership roles include President of the Washington Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 1998-2000; board member of the National Geographic Literacy Council, 2013 appointment to the Washington Commission of Charter Schools, and earning the 2008 McGoldrick Award from Seattle University for distinguished teaching and commitment to students. In 2015, she was the Distinguished Alumnus for Yakima Valley Community College.
She developed Storypath. a K-8 social studies/literacy curriculum using narrative structure to immerse students as characters in a time and place to help them understand social and historical events from the inside out. Storypath is used in classrooms across the country and around the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

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