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1st Amendment: Giving Youth a Voice to Action

Hosted by Indiana University Center on Representative Government

Indiana educators are invited to take part in a one-day professional-development workshop on the 1st Amendment, with a focus on how to incorporate founding documents into their teaching.

June 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Indiana University Center on Representative Government
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Event Details

1st Amendment: Youth Voice to Action (YVA) is a one-day professional-development workshop targeted to educators from across Indiana (particularly grade 4-12 teachers, department chairs and content specialists) who want to incorporate civics content into their teaching. The YVA program models a teaching methodology that focuses on an inquiry-to-action approach. This will be especially helpful for those who might be teaching Indiana’s new civics course beginning in the fall of 2023.

Building on the 1st Amendment’s guarantee of the right to freedom of speech, petition, press and assembly—the necessary tools for engaging in civic action—this workshop focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and confidence to incorporate founding documents, and examples of how citizens use them to take action, into their teaching.

In addition to the six hours of professional development, the workshop will include parking, lunch and a $125 stipend.

To register, click on the RSVP link above.

For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Osborn at eosborn@iu.edu or 317.370.5041.

This program received support from an A More Perfect Union Grant awarded by Indiana Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.