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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. 

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

William W. Treat Lecture Series 3: Renewing Trust in Democracy: The Role of Courts

FREE Event, Open to the General Public

Oct. 21 2021 5:30-6:30 pm ET

with former U.S. Solicitors General Gregory Garre and Neal Katyal

Moderated by Laura Knoy

Dartmouth College

Filene Auditorium (Room B13) in Moore Hall

3 Maynard St., Hanover, NH

This event will also be livestreamed from Dartmouth College. A link will be emailed the day before the event. 

 

What is the role of courts, in particular the U.S. Supreme Court, at this fraught juncture in our nation’s politics and culture? What is it like to argue in front of the Supreme Court, and how does one become a Supreme Court practitioner? Join former U.S. Solicitors General Gregory Garre ’87 and Neal Katyal ‘91 in conversation about court advocacy and reform, and the landmark cases they have argued – and won – before the Supreme Court. Moderated by Laura Knoy, former host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s acclaimed call-in news show The ExchangeThis event will be livestreamed. 

October 21, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
William W. Treat Lecture Series 3: Renewing Trust in Democracy: The Role of Courts

Teaching Democracy: Reflective Patriotism: grades 7-12

FREE Professional Development Opportunity

Wednesday, October 27th, via Zoom from 4-6 pm.

2 Professional Development Hours Available

The first 25 teachers to register will receive a free copy of Halvorsen’s book, Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History. 

Dr. Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Dr. Jane Lo, and Al Wood of Michigan State University provide best practices to teach reflective patriotism, considering this time of political and social division. With examples from civics and history, Lo, Wood,Halvorsen will share research-based and field-tested practical strategies for deep discourse and rigorous content while navigating our current polarized environment. Inquiry methodology and the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap will be referenced, as well as Halvorsen’s co-authored book, Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History.

October 27, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teaching Democracy: Reflective Patriotism: grades 7-12

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

FREE Professional Development Opportunity

Friday, November 5th,  9 am to 3 pm 

Register by Thursday, October 21st. 

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.

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

William W. Treat Lecture Series 4: A Conversation with General James Mattis: What is the Role of the Military in a Democracy?

FREE Event for the General Public
Thursday, December 2, 1-2:30 pm ET
Virtual event: A viewing link will be emailed within 24 hours of the event.   
 

What is the role of the military in a democracy? What does it mean when an officer takes the Oath to preserve, protect, support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic? 

Join former Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, War College professor Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith, NH ROTC candidates, and high school youth in this civil and nonpartisan conversation. 

December 2, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
William W. Treat Lecture Series 4: A Conversation with General James Mattis: What is the Role of the Military in a Democracy?

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