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Film Viewing and Discussion with Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy of Civics 101
June 21 from 7:00 -9:30 pm
Red River Theatres, Concord, NH
Join NH Civics for a viewing of Heidi Schrek’s What the Constitution Means to Me followed by a post-viewing discussion led by Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy of Civics 101.
“Fifteen year old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.”
Presented in partnership with the History & Social Studies Education Program and the Political Science Program at Plymouth State University.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Register by July 19, 2022.
Plymouth State University
This free professional development workshop will guide middle and high school teachers through how to use comics and cartooning to engage students with complex topics. The workshop will be co-taught by Marek Bennett, recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award for Arts Education, and James Sturm of the Center for Cartoon Studies, co-author ofThis Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
5 PD hours for day only participation.
10 PD hours and $75 stipend for full participation (day participation, follow up in your classroom, submitted lesson and reflection submitted to NH Civics by Jan. 31, 2023).
In-Person at Plymouth State University
Wednesday, August 10, from 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Register by July 25, 2022.
In-Person at Keene State College
Join Paula McAvoy, co-author of The Political Classroom and Mary Ellen Daneels, Director of the Illinois Civics Hub and Illinois Democracy School Network, for a full-day, in-person workshop focused on courageous conversations in the classroom.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
**The first 10 people to register and attend will receive a free copy of Making Classroom Discussions Work (a $38 dollar value.) Both Daneels and McAvoy have articles within this book, edited by Jane Lo.
FREE Professional Development Opportunity
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Register by Tuesday, August 2, 2022
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2 White St., Concord, NH
With Curriculum Developer and Early Childhood Educator Melissa Tonachel & NH Partner Site Director of Mikva Challenge, Amanda Maguire
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 the first part of this workshop, teachers will consider what it means to educate young children for social and civic engagement, learn about the work in the Boston Public Schools’ K-2 classrooms, and design plans and materials for use in their own classrooms with Melissa Tonachel. The session will include interactive presentation and guided work with partners or small groups. Materials will include examples from the Boston Public Schools curricula, readings, and planning sheets. In the second part of this workshop, NH Partner Site Director of Mikva Challenge, Amanda Maguire, will present on Project Soapbox for grades K-5. Project Soapbox is a public speaking program facilitated by Mikva Challenge that calls young people to speak out on issues that affect them and their communities. The students are asked to research, prepare, and deliver a two-minute call to action speech answering the question: What is the most important issue facing your community?
Register by August 2, 2022.
In-Person at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord
Please contact us with any questions you may have about any of our programs or would like additional information.