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In A Pandemic And An Election Year, Civics Education In The Spotlight


The hosts of NHPR's Civics 101, a podcast refresher course on the basics of our democracy, have written a new book, A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works.  We talk with them about what people should, and often don't, know about American government, and we hear from leaders in NH who are working to improve civics education for students and new Americans. 

Air date: Monday, September 28, 2020. 


This show was produced by Christina Phillips. 

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics education  have two William W. Treat webinar lectures planned, free and open to the public, registration required

  • Protect & Defend the Constitution: The Significance of the Oath of Office with Chief Judge US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Scott Stucky, law professor and Navy reservist Maggie Goodlander, War College professor Janet Breslin-Smith. Oct. 1.
  • Is Civic Education a Constitutional Right? with Attorney and Columbia University professor Michael Rebell who is suing the state of RI for a lack of civic education. Oct. 29.

The ongoing work of the N.H. Institute for Civics Education includes a service grant (through Bezos Family Foundation) bringing the nationally utilized, research-based Mikva Challenge curriculum to 6 rural N.H. middle schools (Henniker, Weare, Gorham, Groveton, and Pittsfield.) Also, the 5th grade curriculum and program, N.H.'s Kid Governor, is now used by teachers in 53 classrooms. 

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