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Teaching for Civic Engagement

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Street Law’s Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars are professional development programs designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons.

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Staff

Anthony Ashford

program coordinator

Megan Hanson

chief program officer

Lena Morreale Scott

senior program director

Street Law’s Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars give teachers the opportunity to explore current issues in civics and government while practicing strategies for building students’ civic skills. The seminars are led by Street Law staff, who are joined by a variety of legal experts, and address current public issues like free speech, voting rights, immigration, gun control, and foreign and domestic policy. Teachers will explore new ways to teach required civics/government topics, including federalism, state and local government, and the court systems.

Upcoming Seminars

Washington, DC

August 2-3, 2017

The 2017 Washington, DC TCE is supported by generous donors and is open to DC-area high school social studies teachers. Teachers from Washington public and charter schools are eligible to receive a scholarship in conjunction with their attendance. Read more.

To discuss the possibility of offering a Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar in your school or district, contact Megan Hanson.

Participants from the 2016 Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar: Access all of the binder materials and some session PPTs in our Google Group! (Contact Anthony if you have any trouble accessing the group.)

If you are a teacher searching for classroom-ready materials to teach for civic engagement, check out Street Law's Resource Library! There, you can find Supreme Court case studies, moot court materials, deliberation topics, lesson plans, and more.