Voices and Choices Institute: 1-12-2011

Voices and Choices Teacher Institute
Wednesday January 12, 2011
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
http://actevarsvp.com/event/a0j70000000Bn4r

Voices and Choices is a three-unit series exploring the role of civics and active citizenship in a democracy. The units are designed to complement sixth, seventh, and eighth grade middle school curricula in social studies. This free, one day teacher institute is open to all educators interested  in implementing one of the Voices and Choices units and participating in a city-wide culminating event. Click here to register.

The sixth grade unit, Democracy in Ancient Greece, focuses on democracy and citizenship within the context of the western world’s first democracy in ancient Athens. The seventh grade unit, Constitution Today, focuses on current issues of public debate relating to the Constitution of the United States. The eighth grade unit, The Evolution of Civil Rights, focuses on the expansion of civil rights and democracy throughout US history. 

Teaching Matters also hosts city-wide student events for Consitution Today and Civil Rights to celebrate student work and achievement.. Find out about these events and learn all that the units have to offer at the upcoming institute!