Community

Participation and investment in one's community is the beginning of civic awareness. How can we teach what community means in our classrooms?

Classes

  • Civics in Kindergarten

    Kindergarten is quite possibly the first time a student enters the school system. It is in this formative year that a child first learns to trust in the safety of the classroom, learns about the importance of community, and about being part of a group that is outside the family. It is only after this, that “rules” can be made and followed, and consequences can be understood.

  • Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type

    After reading the book, Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type, students will be able to use at least one example from the book to participate in a class discussion before completely filling out the worksheets, “The Farm Community,” and “Community/ Authority.”

  • Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type - Virtual

    After reading the book, Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type, students will be able to use at least one example from the book to participate in a class discussion before completely filling out the worksheets, “The Farm Community,” and “Community/ Authority.”

  • Motivating Civic Action Among First Graders in the Common Core Era Using the “Inquiry Arc”

    A mini unit on civic action and community mindedness using informational texts, following the CCSS definition of literary nonfiction and follwijng the C3 framework’s “inquiry arc.”  The goal of the unit is to engage students with the terms” “community” and “positive community member,” and ultimately take an informed action as a positive community member.

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Today, I was almost brought to tears (of joy) with NH Institute for Civics Education's Civics 603 program. It was just a wonderful day. To top it off, I just got this text message from a student who asked me to send him pictures: "Thank you so much for this opportunity. It was a lot of fun and an amazing experience." Thank you everyone!
- Dina Michael Chaitowitz
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