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Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Civic Education

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

EST  | Virtual

This Civic Learning Week, we invite educators to an in-depth review Civic Life Project’s free, editable 4-lesson plan unit, Compelling Interviews for Civic Engagement. Using digital storytelling as a tool, this unit is designed to build inquiry and activate an engaged student citizenry.

Compelling Interviews for Civic Engagement is a part of Civic Life Project’s semester-long three-unit curriculum Democracy in Action, developed in collaboration with the National Council for the Social Studies. The curriculum empowers students to create short documentaries on issues they care about, showcase their films to their communities, and ignite dialogue and civic action!


Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur: Co-Founders of Civic Life Project and award-winning and acclaimed documentarians.
Juanita Montes de Oca: Action Civics Instructional Design Expert


Civic Life Project Co-Founders, award-winning and acclaimed documentarians Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur, will kick off the discussion by briefly introducing participating educators to the organization’s proven digital storytelling for civic education program, which combines core civics concepts with documentary training and production.

Educator and action civics instructional design expert, Juanita Montes de Oca, will then present Civic Life Project’s “Effective Interviews for Civic Engagement” learning modules followed by questions to prompt participating educators to provide crucial feedback on this free editable lesson plan.

How to Join:

Please register using the Eventbrite page. The Webinar Z oom link will be sent to registered attendees in advance.

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