Below, please find two simple resources to explain how to register to vote in New Hampshire. These would be great tools for the classroom.
The LBJ Library summer webinar series is available by video on their website. The following is from the LBJ Library September Newsletter:
When entering the classroom, students and teachers are met with systematic racism at every turn. By looking at who writes and is represented in curriculum, textbooks, and education policy, we can begin to understand the education system in the United States. This 10 week webinar series will scratch the surface answering the questions "How did we get here," "Where are we now?" and "What can we do about it?" in regard to raising issues of equity and implementing anti-biased, anti-racist education across the country. President Johnson sought to increase access in education with over 60 pieces of legislation such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Higher Education Act, and Bilingual Education Act. Continuing President Johnson's legacy of prioritizing education, the LBJ Library will host this webinar series to give information and tools to educators and stakeholders to affect change in their schools and communities.
Confirmed speakers include:
Sunday and Monday, October 4 and 5, will be a two-day “kick-off” event, that will present live online keynote addresses focusing on the themes for NERCVirtual 2020.
1. Teaching and learning social studies in the age of Covid-19
2. 2020 U.S. Elections
3. Under-represented voices in American History
4. History of Protests
5. Preparing Student to Hold “The Office of Citizen”
These themes are described on their website: https://www.masscouncil.org/?page_id=7245 and below.
The keynote speakers include Kenneth C. Davis, Barbara F. Berenson, L’Merchie Frazier, Justice Robert J. Cordy, David L. Hudson, Dan Osborn, and Christopher Martell. All of them are EXCELLENT speakers on each of the themes. Best of all, participation IS FREE - they just need to register in order to get access to join.
For the month of October, they have a series of webinars, workshops, and master classes in the afternoons (between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) to allow teachers from all over to participate online after regular school hours.
The workshops and webinars can either be live (real time) using Zoom or Google Meet (or a platform that you use whether it be Skype, Cisco WebEx, etc.) or it could be pre-recorded and teachers can access the webinar or workshop on their own time.
Mass Council has identified major themes for the 2020-2021 school year:
The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education has free programming available to utilize in your fall curriculum, whether you need in-person or remote programming for your classroom. They are currently enrolling for our Civics 603! programming. Head to their website for more information. Check out the PD opportunities in the PDF below.
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