“Nothing you can say will convince me otherwise.” This is a section heading in the first chapter of Facts Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins. As a follow-up to her July 2020 edWebinar, School Librarians Can Save Democracy, facilitator Michelle Luhtala will interview Jennifer about teaching critical thinking during a contentious presidential election season while facing a global pandemic, an economic crisis, national outcry for social justice reform, and devastating climate change.
Do your students ask why laws treat kids differently than adults? If you want to know more about the juvenile justice system and search and seizure law, come on February 25. Guest speakers from the justice system will provide the nuts and bolts, then experienced Classroom Law Project staff will connect content with classroom-ready teaching strategies. Held in the Portland area.
The first Friday of each December is “Civic Education for Teachers” Day. In honor of this state law, Classroom Law Project hosts a Civics Conference at the State Capitol in Salem for educators. Each year, teachers get an insider’s view of the halls of Oregon government. From those who make laws to those who interpret them, this conference features officials from every branch. It is a day filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Oregon government from the mouths of elected and appointed officials, civic leaders, and scholars.
Two great workshops in one! Looking for strategies to help students work with controversial issues? Ever wonder what speech is protected and what speech is limited? This workshop will help you answer both questions. From mock appellate arguments to Town Halls, from Deliberations and Mock Trials to Legislative Hearings, interactive strategies give your students practice using civil discussion skills to explore multiple viewpoints on current events.
For teachers of grades 5-12. Project Citizen, a program co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, is a unique curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high school students, designed to promote responsible participation in local and state government.
Are you in search of a strategy that teaches about the justice system, while students practice speaking, reading, writing, and analytical thinking skills? Look no further – mock trial is for you!
Teachers of grades 5 through 12 will benefit from this interactive and information-packed workshop. Participants will learn process as well as implementation, and leave with mock trials that can be used immediately in the classroom.
Living in a Democracy is messy! From mock appellate arguments, to Town Halls, Deliberations, Mock Trials and Legislative Hearings, interactive strategies give your students practice using civil discussion skills to explore multiple viewpoints on current events. This workshop will provide classroom resources, rich discussions and content. This workshop is geared toward middle & high school teachers. Medford, Oregon.