Civics in Real Life: Resources for Virtual Instruction

10/15/2020 - 2:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development, Social Studies

Topics: Civics

District/Organization: Share My Lesson

Some of the most difficult classroom topics for educators to address are current events. How do we approach this news in a way that connects to our content while also allowing opportunities for both discussion and engagement?

This webinar will share virtual resources that can be used to address current events through a civics lens. The Lou Frey Institute will discuss its weekly Civics in Real Life series, which uses civics concepts to explore current events in a one-page, student-friendly, image-rich text. This includes hyperlinks to related content and a closing activity that encourages reflection and engagement.

The webinar session will discuss ways in which this resource can be integrated into both face-to-face and virtual instruction while also discussing the use of the free Civics360 content platform as a means of building foundational knowledge through a virtual resource.