School Spotlight

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 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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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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