Redesigning Schools for Student Success: Changing Old Thinking Into New Ideas was the subject of a recent interview conducted by Dr. Rod Berger at edCircuit with Fran Rabinowitz.
October 12, 2018
Fifth-grade teachers are invited to register their classes to participate in Connecticut's Kid Governor®, an award-winning statewide civics program created by the Connecticut Democracy Center. This free, in-class civics program teaches 5th-grade students about state government, voting and elections, and civic engagement through the annual election of a Kid Governor. The program takes place right from the comfort of the classroom and registered teachers receive Toolkits of lesson plans that guide them through the entire program. Schools can participate by nominating one student candidate in the election, voting in the election, or both.
Kid Governor is an authentic, immersive experience that teaches students about the democratic process by giving them a voice in a real election. Are schools in your district registered to participate yet? Check our participation map HERE to find out!
The Amistad replica, built in Mystic, Connecticut and launched in 2000 provides an historic backdrop for three in-class lessons for students in Grades 3 – 12 which include the journey of the Mende people, their struggle for freedom and how this journey of freedom resonates in today’s world.
Our educators provide our proprietary program on-site in your classrooms along with an interactive sail aboard the Amistad.
We are grateful for the support of our partners: