Month: February 2021

Voting & Values Workshop

In partnership with student leaders from YVote and Vote By Design, Civic Spirit curated and hosted an immersive, non-partisan, digital learning experience for 200 high schoolers across eight faith-based private schools. This session promoted democratic fluency, agency, and civic engagement among next generation voters. Students first explored the official job of the U.S. President, defining …

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Curricular Mapping with Luria

A core element of Civic Spirit’s methodology is the 15 Shared Aims, co-written by Civic Spirit middle and high school teachers. This list aligns with our three pillars–Democratic Fluency, Civic Belonging, and Civic Skills–was designed to delineate an accessible way for educators to set teaching goals in consideration of competencies related to civic education that …

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Ma’ayanot Congress Project

We have partnered with Chani Rotenberg, History Department Chair and Samantha Kur, English Department Chair at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls to create a Congress Project. Chani and Samantha are Co-Directors of Humanities Enrichment & Interdisciplinary Programming. The Congress Project is an opportunity for students to learn how to dialogue, practice research skills by diving into …

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Xavierian’s Navigating History Club

In November, our Director of Educator led 3-part workshop with Xaverian High School’s Navigating History Club. She encouraged students to explore the philosophies of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes and their impact and relationship to our modern-day government. The session was grounded in three essential questions: How do Hobbes and Locke differ in what their …

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