Lindsay Bressman

Civic Field Trips

New York City is replete with many “civic field trip” opportunities that enable students to visit historic locations, learn from dynamic exhibits, and hear from impactful scholars and civic leaders. The New York Historical Society (NYHS) provides exhibits, lectures, and workshops ideal for students and educators studying civics, American, history and government. The Civic Spirit …

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Practicing Civic Skills

The Civic Spirit Student Delegates have begun identifying civic-related issues in their schools and taking the first steps to develop projects that address these themes. This process allows them to practice urgent skills of BRAINSTORMING and PROBLEM-SOLVING, which are needed to maintain a thriving, productive self-governing democracy. Their first step was to use the “How …

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TALIA TALKS: Ideas Worth Spreading

On Tuesday, November 26, Yeshiva High School for Girls / Central hosted its first ever “Talia Talks”. Three students and three faculty members were selected to share personal narratives about immigrating to this great nation. These speakers shared what America has represented to their families and to the national fabric in shaping their individual stories …

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What America Means to Me as a Child of an Immigrant…and Why I love It!

Let me stop you right there because I know what you might be thinking: “How dare you love America today? It’s so racist and homophobic and clearly set up for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer!” And let me make myself clear from the very beginning: I do not condone …

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