Democracy, civics and active participation in the community are not things with which we are born — they must be learned.Which is why Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to being a participating citizen in our democracy. Each year, our innovative, timely, practical and fun programs involve and inspire over 400 teachers and 24,000 students from 250 schools in 75 Oregon communities.
BACK TO SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS
Two workshops in two days on two tried-and-true curricula in one fine city: it’s a recipe for one fun last hurrah before heading back to your classroom. The workshops will be Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21, on the stunning campus of Lewis & Clark Law School.
Wednesday, August 20 - Project Citizen, grades 5-12
Project Citizen is a project-based, hands-on civics curriculum focused on local government – it integrates language arts, math and sometimes science.
Thursday, August 21 – We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, grades 5-12
The acclaimed We the People (aka “Con Team) curriculum, used in civics and government classrooms across the country, features simulated congressional hearings.
Both Project Citizen and We the People were originated by the Center for Civic Education. Teachers in these workshops will learn about the curriculum AND:
*link state standards and the Common Core
*practice strategies, and
*discuss classroom implementation
*morning pastries & coffee, lunch
Help is available for hotel and mileage if travel is more than 150 miles round trip. Register by clicking on the link under “Upcoming Events.”
PHOTO: Students at Roberts High School practicing their Project Citizen presentation.