Foundations for Civic Learning: Engaging Students in Shaping their World


FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Analyzing point of view & purpose; Communication; Empowering informed action

DATES: Feb. 14, Apr. 10, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (for onsite meetings)
LOCATION: Hebrew College (Newton, MA)
PDPs/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)
FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Participation in civic life occurs at multiple levels; civic engagement extends to the local, state, national, and global communities in which we live. How, then, can we best prepare students to effectively participate in multifaceted civic life? With an emphasis on 8th grade civics, this course draws upon the new Massachusetts History and Social Science Frameworks to examine foundational topics for government in Massachusetts and the United States and introduce participatory approaches for civic action across the spectrum of civic life. Program resources will help educators create a dynamic 8th grade civics curriculum to prepare all students for all dimensions of civic life. This program is comprised of two face-to-face sessions at Hebrew College (February 14th and April 10th) and one six-hour online component that may be completed at any time between the two sessions.

Especially for educators of grades 6-9.





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