Tag Archives: Civic Education
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    Exploring Our Unconventional Oasis: Montevallo Students’ Institute

    In the unconventional oasis of Montevallo, there is a broad range of educational opportunities. From Pre-K to a master’s degree, you can achieve a quality education at an affordable price. With this opportunity, the city hopes that young people in the education system would be willing to voice their opinion on how to better the city. The town receives opinions from University students, but not the youth of the city. This is where the Montevallo Students’ Institute is essential in uplifting youth voices and making an impact on the community.

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  2. Bringing the Museum Home: Online Learning Exhibits

    The David Mathews Center offers issue guides for classroom discussion on historical events in Alabama history, including the Creek War, women’s suffrage, and the Civil Rights movement. While the issue guides are an excellent starting point for discussing the difficult choices citizens made during these events, here are a few resources for taking your learning even farther. Read More »

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    Call for Proposals: 2020-21 Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life’s (DMC) Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship provides classroom and community-based educators with the resources and training they need to bring high-quality, civics-forward social studies education to their classroom.

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  4. Interns sit around a large table discussing issues.

    2020-21 JOIP Request for Proposals

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce our Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Call for Proposals for the 2020-21 academic year!

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    Learning by Belonging: Active Citizenship & Place-Based Education

    “They are a product of their upbringing” only tells us part of the story. Once we look deeper, however, a more profound meaning of this cliché comes to light.

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  6. 2019 Civic Institute: A Civic Enterprise

    For details on our 2019 Civic Institute session on the intersection of citizenship and workforce development, read on! Read More »

  7. 2019 Innovators in Civic Education Fellows

    The DMC recently had the pleasure of hosting an intensive workshop for our inaugural Innovators in Civic Education Teaching Fellows. These educators were selected for the fellowship based upon their dedication to developing and implementing skills-focused and inquiry-led social studies curriculum. Thanks to the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial these educators had the opportunity to learn about the C3 Framework from Dr. Lauren Colley, immerse themselves in the history of Reconstruction with Dr. Ruth Truss and Susan Dubose, Ed.D. and dive into the pedagogy of deliberation with DMC staff. Meet our 2019 Teaching Fellows below!

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    DMC Announces Teacher Fellowship

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce the Innovators in Civic Education Teacher Fellowship.

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  9. The DMC Goes to SXSW EDU

    Some thoughts on the state of civic education from our time attending SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas.

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