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New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education

To ensure active participation in our democracy, educators must help students engage with their communities and learn a variety of skills associated with political and community life. They also must help students cultivate attitudes and beliefs that might best be described as `civic virtues.`

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Civics 603

Civics 603! offers NH educators and their students the opportunity to travel to the NH Supreme Court, meet with court officials, learn about key cases, and develop and present mock appellate arguments before lawyers acting as judges.

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We always have something going on! Check out our recent, new and upcoming events. To stay in the know of all things NH Civics, visit often and keep your contact information up-to-date, as many of our event invitations are sent via email.

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Get instant access to our free resources for teachers for K-12 education. Explore NH Civics' innovative, engaging lesson plans, activities, and other materials.

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Teaching Democracy: Civic Friendship and Civics in Literacy: K-3

October 6, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teaching Democracy: Civic Friendship and Civics in Literacy: K-3

FREE Professional Development Opportunity

Wednesday, October 6th, via Zoom from 4-6 pm EST.

2 Professional Development Hours Available 

Maggie Demarse, Dr. Anne-Lise Halvorsen, and Dr. Jane Lo of Michigan State University provide research-based and field-tested practical tools for elementary educators to integrate civics concepts and practices into the existing curriculum in K-3. Discover how to weave beginning civic concepts such as community, compromise, diversity, justice, and civic friendship into literacy activities and classroom management/community-building practices in ways that are engaging and meaningful to children. 

Teaching Democracy: Civic Friendship and Civics in Literacy: K-3
Thank you so much for your organization. I truly am most appreciative of the financial gift. This is such a rarity for teachers. In fact, finding a no-cost professional development can be a difficulty. You showed respect by providing a no-cost training, a delicious lunch, and a stipend. Thank you so very much. Looking forward to future newsletters and workshops! Thank you for helping teachers grow in their knowledge of a most important subject and cause: civics education.
- Sabrina Maltby, Manchester Public Schools

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