C-SPAN Senior Fellows:
Cara Gallagher has taught U.S. History, Civics, and AP Government for the last seven years. In addition to teaching, she's published articles for CQ Press on Supreme Court history, presents at education conferences on current topics in civic education, and is currently doing research on a book for teachers about constitutional law. Cara teaches at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois.
Joe Karb has taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies for the past fifteen years. In addition to teaching, he is Director of Teacher Initiatives for the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. Joe's projects have been featured on PBS Newshour, Britannica Online, and in several social studies research studies. In 2012, he was selected as the National Council for Social Studies Middle School Teacher of the Year. Joe teaches at Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School in Jamestown, New York.
Former C-SPAN Senior Fellows
Ben Bohmfalk, a former social studies teacher at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colorado. Ben earned a BA in history at Duke University and a Masters of Education at the University of Denver. He has developed civics curriculum and trained teachers nationally and internationally.
Cheryl Davis is a former social studies teacher at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California and currently the Technology Specialist for the Acalanes Union High School District in Lafayette, California. Cheryl is a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Mentor Advisor, an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher.
Tracey Van Dusen teaches U. S. History, Government, and AP Government at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Tracey has a B.A. in political science and an M.A. in history. She has developed curriculum for history teachers in association with the University of Michigan. She served as a 2010 Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the U. S. Department of Education.
C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations is maintained by C-SPAN Classroom Teacher Senior Fellows. The C-SPAN Senior Fellowship is available to educators who have previously participated in C-SPAN's Summer Fellowship Program. The aim of the program is to link expert Social Studies teachers, who are highly familiar with C-SPAN’s programming and resources, and have them develop innovative teaching materials for other teachers to integrate into their classrooms.
C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations provides teachers and students with a carefully selected set of video clips and newspaper articles that concisely present the leading positions related to current issues before Congress.
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