By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Curriki
Curriki is holding a free webinar – “Civil Discourse in a Republic: Using Historical Context to Discuss the Importance of Civility” – Wed., Sept. 12, at 3 PM ET, to help you use historical context to discuss the importance of civility in republican self-government.
This webinar is definitely worth your time. It will discuss the importance of civil discourse to the health of a republic, and provide teachers with tools to foster civil discourse in your classrooms. We think you’ll agree it’s a great opportunity, especially with National Constitution Day only a week away.
We’ll explore how the United States would look if our elected officials, media personalities, and average people practiced good civil discourse. What if we spent our time trying to understand all sides of an issue, rather than force our own agenda? Would the United States be more accepting? More encouraging? More productive?
Why It Matters
Civil discourse and civility are essential for the success of self-government. Without the ability to engage in meaningful public discourse, a republic soon becomes unstable, guided by mere passion with no room or time for reason. This edWebinar will discuss the importance of civil discourse to the health of a republic and provide teachers with tools to foster civil discourse in their classrooms.
The webinar will be presented by:
- Janet Pinto, Curriki’s Chief Academic Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
- Kirk Higgins, Senior Manager of Education at the Bill of Rights Institute
- Rachel Davison Humphries, Senior Manager of Education and Outreach at the Bill of Rights Institute.
Middle and high school teachers, and school and district leaders will benefit from attending this session. So spread the word! Tell your friends and colleagues, and register now!
Can’t Make It?
Can’t make the webinar? That’s OK, there will be an archive available, so you can watch it at a time that’s convenient for you. The archive link will be made available following the webinar. To receive a notification, sign up for Curriki’s monthly enewsletter.
Other Curriki Civics Content
The webinar complements two exciting Social Studies Collections that Curriki is offering to give middle and high school teachers fresh tools to teach civics. Check out the Bill of Rights Institute’s Voices of History collection, and Curriki’s new course-based comprehensive High School Civics Course collection.
Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, leads and manages all of Curriki’s content development, user experience, and academic direction. Learn more at Curriki.org.
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