Tag Archives: Civic Education
  1. Civic Resolutions for a New (School) Year

    August has often struck me as a season of fresh starts for educators: new school year, new students, new professional development opportunities, perhaps even a new curriculum. During January of this year, the David Mathews Center staff identified our Civic Resolutions – ways that we were going to strive personally and collectively to contribute to the communities where we live. While January was a wonderful time to reflect on personal Civic Resolutions, August seems like a fitting time to reflect on Civic Education Resolutions. Read More »

  2. “What’s Next, Alabama?” Teacher Workshops Announced

    During 2017 the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) partnered with communities and schools across the state to complete a total of 52 “What’s Next, Alabama?” (WNAL) forums. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, the DMC will now have the opportunity to share with teachers how they can utilize WNAL in their classrooms to engage students in conversations about Alabama’s unique history and approaching future.

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  3. Jeff Rogers is a senior at the University of Alabama, and an alumni of the Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship in Walker County, Alabama.

    Jeff Rogers: Facing History, Facing Each Other

    Jeff Rogers, a senior at the University of Alabama, shares his experience of confronting Alabama’s history on campus, and opening himself to the nuance and complexity of community culture on the ground. Read More »

  4. Jelani Moore contributed to a mural in Elba, Alabama during his Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship. (Photo Credit: Auburn University, Flickr).

    Jelani Moore on Innovation and Introspection in Elba

    Jean O’Connor Snyder Internship (JOIP) alum Jelani Moore talks self-discovery and community innovation in Elba, Alabama. Read More »

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