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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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Remote Civics Learning

Helping educators help students of all ages

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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Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th Amendment

May 13, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th Amendment

How did 18 year olds get right to vote? May 13th is a special day in New Hampshire...

The 26th Amendment was passed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified July 1, 1971. New Hampshire ratified the 26th Amendment on May 13th, 1971. The 26th amendment granted the right to vote to American citizens aged eighteen or older.

NH House Representatives who were directly involved share their little-known story of the grassroots effort to pass this amendment, accompanied by new Representatives as well.  Join us in this celebration with history, song, q&a, and more!

Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th Amendment
A large portion of my day is spent on video calls helping parents to teach their kids the right material. Because of all that I’m constantly looking for great online resources to share with the parents of the kids I work with and I came across your NH Civics page while looking up social studies resources. It’s been a great help and had a lot of great sites I could send the kids and their parents to for some extra material to work with. Just thought I should reach out and thank you for putting it all together!
- Thomas Johnson

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