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Civil Conversations: Modeling Civil Discourse with Your Students

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

Join hosts Ben Klutsey and Lindsey Galvao as they explore the concept of civil discourse and demonstrate why civil discourse is an essential skill that needs to be encouraged and practiced in the classroom.

At a time when Americans feel more divided and disconnected than ever, teachers may find it challenging to discuss certain topics in the classroom. Democracy thrives when its citizens share a set of norms and understandings to establish common ground that’s rooted in listening, respect, authenticity, and curiosity. How can teachers convey the message that polarizing topics are not necessarily toxic, and that a healthy American democracy does not mean that everyone agrees?

In this webinar for educators of grades 6-12 you will:
-Explore the difference between polarization and toxic polarization.
-Get practical strategies for implementing civil discourse in the classroom.
-Preview several PBS LearningMedia resources from the forthcoming new Civics Collection that will allow you to incorporate civil discourse in your pre-existing U.S. History, Government, or Civics curriculum.


March 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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