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“Separate and Unequal in 1963″ Forum – Notasulga High School

On February 20 and 27, 2015, students at Notasulga High School pondered some of the most difficult, challenging, and influential decisions made in the past one hundred years. Is the potential sacrifice worth the achievement of equality? Ninth and tenth grade students assumed the roles of citizens living in 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, to answer that very question. Using the “Separate and Unequal in 1963: How Can We Create a Fair Society?” issue guide created by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life and Alabama Public Television, students pondered the following three options to overcome the issue of racial inequality in…

 

Teachers’ Institute 2015

On January 15th and 16th, the Mathews Center partnered with Alabama Public Television (APT) and A+ Education Partnership to convene Teachers’ Institute 2015 at the American Village in Montevallo, Alabama. DMC staff, community partners, and nearly 35 educators from across the state participated in a two-day, interactive professional development experience designed to equip teachers with skills and tools to increase active civic learning in the classroom and beyond. Institute participants and panelists represented the following school systems and organizations: Fairfield City Schools, Mountain Brook School District, Shelby County Schools, Birmingham City Schools, Sylacauga City Schools, Talladega County Schools, Jefferson County Schools, Boaz…

 

Teachers’ Institute 2015

The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is excited to announce that registration is now open for Teachers’ Institute 2015! Teachers’ Institute is an exciting, hands-on, interactive professional development experience designed to equip teachers with skills and tools to increase active civic learning in the classroom and beyond. The Mathews Center, A+ Education Partnership, and Alabama Public Television are sponsoring the two-day workshop. When: January 15 – 16, 2015, 9:00AM – 3:30PM Where: American Village – 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115 Recommended for Secondary: Social Studies, English, and Civics Teachers; Technology Teachers; Media Specialists/Librarians; Instructional Partners; Counselors Obtain: Continuing Education Units (CEUs); Teacher Resource Book containing reproducible…

 

“Separate and Unequal” Issue Book Premiere

For the past year and a half, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) has been collaborating with Alabama Public Television (APT) on “Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement.” Through Project C, APT has produced three incredible electronic field trips featuring student reporters visiting important historical sites and engaging in conversation with citizens who lived through and contributed to the Movement. So far, the field trips have reached thousands of students across the world. In June 2013, DMC received an invitation to assist APT and their partners in developing a unique issue guide for Project C….

 

Project C: Naming and Framing Workshop

On Tuesday May 20, 2014, The David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) and Alabama Public Television (APT) assembled in The Rotunda on the American Village campus in Montevallo for a naming and framing workshop on the progress and future of Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement. Project C, an innovative electronic field trip series produced by APT, provides opportunities for students to explore the difficult decisions made during the Civil Rights Movement and actively works to build civic habits young people can apply to difficult 21st century issues. Representatives from APT, the Kettering Foundation, the Birmingham…

 

Project C Naming and Framing Workshop

On Tuesday December 3, 2013, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) and Alabama Public Television (APT) facilitated a daylong naming and framing workshop focused on inequality and discrimination in 1963. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a history as choice issue framework that can be used alongside field trips offered through APT’s Project C. Workshop participants included the following: DMC staff and Board members, APT staff, Alabama Humanities Foundation staff, a representative from the Kettering Foundation, a history professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, community leaders, and consultants. The meeting lasted for five hours…