Lindsay Bressman

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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Civic Responsibility Resources 2020

As part of an initiative that the Jewish Education Program put together in approaching the 2020 presidential election, Civic Spirit was asked to put together resources on the topic of “Civic Education and Engagement in Jewish Education.” The goal was to shine a spotlight on non-partisan resources of value to educators and families. These materials …

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Civic Education & Pedagogy Coach

We are seeking an experienced, attentive, committed Education & Pedagogy Coach (part-time) to join our small, but formidable team on the front line of transformative civic education. We are looking to hire and onboard this person BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION The Education and Pedagogy Coach will be responsible for two fundamental functions: (1) Pedagogical coach and partner in curriculum …

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Student Delegates 2021

Welcome to the Civic Spirit Student Delegates Program! This Year’s Theme: Does Election Law Need a Makeover? Legislative Stability & Advocacy in a Divided Nation https://vimeo.com/483831181Video by Shulamit Photo + Video @shulamitphotovideo TELL ME MORE! The Student Delegates Program is a unique opportunity for student leaders in 11th and 12th grade to train as civic ambassadors by …

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