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Secondary Level

Global Ed-Engage. Inspire. Empower.

Explore the global competencies and discover how your existing lessons already incorporate the 21st century skills of investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas and taking action.

Reflective Democracy

Learn about the Center for Tech and Civic Life's Reflective Democracy work, which highlights the lack of representation of women and people of color in our government. See how these imbalances affect everything from legislation affecting schools to the self-image of students. Brainstorm ideas on how to combat these limiting factors in the classroom.

Building a Democratic Classroom Culture

Our classrooms are powerful communities with the potential to prepare young people to engage in our democracy by helping them develop civic competencies, but we need to construct learning environments where they can practice these skills. Receive resources and tools to start practicing democracy in your classroom daily.

Civics in Action: Participatory Budgeting in the Classroom

Learn what participatory budgeting is, how it works in a classroom/school setting, and how it enriches civics curriculum with hands-on application. Receive specific examples from multiple schools that implemented participatory budgeting successfully in Chicago Public Schools and hear results from the initial pilot evaluation.

Teaching Difficult History through Film

Explore the relationship between film and pedagogy, using scholarship from history, film, and education, to consider models for how best to teach difficult history.

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