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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. These seminars can be brought to you!

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Lena Morreale Scott

senior director, teacher professional development programs & curriculum

Erica Wang

program coordinator

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.

To discuss the possibility of bringing a Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminar to 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 Megan 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.