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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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Early Civics: Children Are Citizens (pre-K-2)

November 5, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Early Civics: Children Are Citizens (pre-K-2)

FREE Professional Development Opportunity

Friday, November 5th,  9 am to 3 pm 

Register by Friday, October 29th 

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2 White St., Concord, NH 

With Curriculum Developer and Early Childhood Educator Melissa Tonachel


How do children participate in the lives of their communities? How can educators create public platforms for children’s increased engagement? What tools and information do children need to develop the self-awareness, community-awareness, and confidence required to participate most meaningfully in their worlds? 


In this full-day workshop, teachers will consider what it means to educate young children for social and civic engagement, learn about this work in the Boston Public Schools’ K-2 classrooms, and design plans and materials for use in their own classrooms. The day will include interactive presentation, reading and reflecting, and guided work with partners or small groups. Materials will include examples from the Boston Public Schools  curricula, readings, and planning sheets.

Early Civics: Children Are Citizens (pre-K-2)
All aspects of the institute were wonderful.
- Teacher

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