Past Events

NH Civics always has something going on! Check out some of our past events:



April 15th, 2021

What Inspires You?

Hear from young leaders such as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Manchester movement, a state representative, a school board member, a campaign manager, a legislation tracker, etc., who have taken actions such as planning walk-outs, organizing rallies, holding public office, speaking before the NH legislature and more. A nonpartisan public discussion featuring five inspiring young leaders in their community who will be sharing their experiences in civic engagement.  

NH Humanities This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Video Replay



Civics Slam! with David Alcox

March 17th, 24th and 31st 2021

Deepen your knowledge about foundational concepts of our constitutional democracy.  Do you want to add to your civics knowledge? Do you want to get more civically involved and would like a deeper understanding of how government works? Deepen your knowledge about the following foundational concepts:

  • The U.S. Government in theory
  • The function of the political party system
  • The Electoral College system
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • The Bill of Rights & the essential rights of freedom
  • Knowing the 14th Amendment & citizenship
  • Voting rights for all American citizens

NH Humanities This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Session 1 Video Replay

Session 2 Video Replay

Session 3 Video Replay



Past William W. Treat Lectures

The annual Treat Lecture is NH Civics’ premier public event. As the title suggests, it can be a formal lecture, more often, however, it has taken the form of a conversation. 


Is Civic Learning a Constitutional Right?

Protect & Defend the Constitution: The Significance of the Oath of Office

See more William W. Treat Lectures here .



Past Teacher Professional Development

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education offers multiple free professional development for NH K-12 teachers as well as student voice events for students each year. 


Authentic Engagement: Community Connections in Legal Education

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, especially in the age of remote learning.

Watch the video here .


Democracy in Action in Elementary School: How to Infuse Principles of Democracy in Everyday Teaching and 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.

Watch the video here .


See more Teacher Professional Development courses here .

Our programs in action!

All aspects of the institute were wonderful.
- Teacher
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