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​Civics 603! offers NH educators and their students the opportunity to travel to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, meet with court officials, learn about key cases, and develop and present mock appellate arguments before lawyers acting as judges. The in-court program takes about 120 minutes.  To date, approximately 10 schools have participated in this program and all have met with the Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court, with great success. Join the movement.  Learn more.​

William W. Treat Lecture 

What we do


Generous support 
gratefully received from:

The NH Charitable Foundation
Citizens Count
The Geoffrey E. Clark & Martha Fuller Clark Fund
Friends of Charles F. Leahy
The NH Bar Foundation 
The NH Supreme Court Society
The William W. Treat Foundation
William W. Upton

January 26, 2020

Lights, Camera, Civics! To Kill a Mockingbird Screening and Discussion

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. ​

The event is free and open to the public but preregistration is required.

​To register, contact: Dina Michael Chaitowitz at

We want you to know that the NH Institute for Civics Education seeks to support you as you quickly adjust your curriculum and your life to teach remotely. We honor this hard work. Several of you have described to me what your “typical day” is like (caring for and teaching children, monitoring elderly parents while also making sure to connect with each student virtually.) We see your struggles and courage as you face this challenge. 

Click here for more civics education teaching resources. 

Each year, with our Constitutionally Speaking partners, we bring high-profile civics speakers to New Hampshire to speak about civility and the importance of civics education.

This year our event took place at Saint Anselm College’s Institute of Politics. Former U.S. Senator and NH Gov., Judd Gregg and Publisher of the Union Leader, Joseph W. McQuaid shared stories and perspectives about national politics and what sets the Granite State apart from others when it comes to civic engagement. Read about the event here. Read about the event here.

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (NHICE) is proud to announce the launch of New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®, a statewide program for 5th graders! The program will be a partnership between NHICE and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, with support from the New Hampshire State House and Department of Education.

Register for the Kid Governor August 16 Bootcamp for educators here!

View the bootcamp schedule here.

Workshops for educators

​​Planning a program? Download our toolkit materials below:

Planning Guide                       Collective Commitments                    Poster

Promotion Guide                    Legal Discussion Topics                       NHICE 501(c)(3) - for soliciting venue or food donations

Discussion Guide                    Legal Back-up Materials                      NH Humanities Evaluation Form