Election season is upon us and we are confronted with the complexity and fragility of democracy. This can feel especially daunting and difficult to navigate for young people. During this time of deep political division, how can educators provide support for young people to participate actively in our democracy? What strategies can educators use to help students practice constructive civil discourse?
Join us for a forum that will provide tools and resources you can use in your classroom that foster civil discourse and support a critical understanding of voting rights and political polarization in the United States.
Civic participation is an essential component to the functioning of a democracy. In this forum, participants will
- Learn how to create a learning environment that can effectively support civil discourse
- Experience teaching strategies to support the facilitation of challenging conversations
- Explore resources that promote a critical understanding of voting rights and political polarization in the United States
This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.
As part of the conversation around democratic ideals and equity, participants are encouraged to also attend the preceding webinar Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity and Justice – The Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting on Wednesday, October 7 for a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, who will be exploring the history of the fight for African Americans' voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.