Kate Sintros presented on teaching racial justice in a predominantly white state like NH. She shared her practices of utilizing mock trial as well as Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy in her civics and law classes. Attorney Seth Aframe described how he has supported Kate’s instruction.
Aaron Blais presented on how he teaches law using a project-based-learning approach incorporating the Innocence Project and a sentencing activity, You Be the Judge, with Judge Will Delker. He wants teachers to know that fruitful connections between the community and the classroom are plentiful and accessible no matter where you teach in NH, even or especially in the age of remote learning.
If we want children to grow into active citizens - people who will participate in the democratic process, they need to experience the foundational principles of a democratic society in childhood. The elementary school classroom provides many opportunities to model and help children experience many core tenets of democracy in action. Featuring Mike Anderson, award-winning educator and best-selling author.
Mike Anderson has generously offered his mini course for free (coupon code: NHCIVICS2020) to NH teachers through NH Civics until December 31, 2020. Please let your colleagues know about this opportunity. If teachers don’t have time to watch and participate now (it takes between 3 and 4 hours), they can consider accessing the materials this year so they can save and participate when it works best for them at a later date.
In this interactive session, participants explored how to design curriculum to equip students to be responsible, participatory, and justice-oriented members of their community whether in the classroom or engaged in remote learning. Walk away with strategies to promote student voice for agency and advocacy.
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