January 14, 2013
This summer Street Law, Inc. is pleased to offer a new professional development opportunity to social studies educators from CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VA.
The Civics & Civil Rights Institute provides educators with a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new methods for teaching about civil rights. The Institute is part of Closing the Gap: Civic Leadership for Youth, an initiative through which African American students will learn about civil rights and advocacy with an end goal of developing a deep understanding of the importance and impact of the civil rights movement and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities.
The Institute includes sessions led by civil rights leaders who give teachers an in-depth understanding of key periods in both past and present civil rights movements, as well as legal concepts and civil rights issues related to public policy, civic engagement, and advocacy.
The Institute prepares teachers to use interactive methods and community resources to teach about civil rights and align the issues with components of their social studies standards. Beyond the Institute, teachers will be equipped with tools to enhance their classrooms using primary source documents and online resources from the National Archives.
Applications for Street Law's Civics and Civil Rights Institute are due April 15, 2013.
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