Community Connecting Classrooms to Sow the Seeds of Democratic Citizenship
The Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators (CCEE) is a resource for those committed to teaching civic knowledge, values, and behaviors. Membership in this free nonpartisan and nonprofit organization consists of prekindergarten to high school teachers, as well as educators at nonprofit organizations and in afterschool programs. Upcoming CCEE programs include “Socially Distant Democracy,” in which teachers will join fellow educators in discussing how best to engage children in democratic processes, given the limitations of the COVID-19 epidemic; “My Country, Myself,” in which a veteran educator in Manhattan will guide teachers in using the arts to explore student identities and their concept of country; “Circle Time, Social Justice Time,” presenting ways to effectively use circle time as a vital moment to teach social justice issues; and “Disinformation in the Digital Age,” providing educators with the opportunity to share resources and strategies on how to prepare students to cope with the unique challenge of disinformation in our contemporary media environment.
Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.
In September 2020, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College opened an exhibit called Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond to create a dialogue on women’s rights and women in politics over the last 100 years. With a diverse group of women and nonbinary artists working in photography, painting, printmaking, collage, textile, and sculpture, Never Done manifests a multiplicity of women’s experiences, views, and modes of expression.
Help your students identify a problem in their community and create a solution, using STEM. All public 6–12 schools are eligible to use Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, in class or online. Professional development is open for educators now through December on Samsung.com/solve.