CENTER FOR EDUCATION IN LAW AND DEMOCRACY
 
PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
  CURRENT CELD PROGRAMS  
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2014 Conference Resources
Dec. 6, 2014 Colorado organizations and public officials who share CELD’s interest in providing teachers with updates, resources and new lessons will collaborate to offer 12 or more concurrent sessions at the 30th annual Educating for Citizenship Conference.
Students develop an understanding of the U.S. Constitution and an appreciatiion of the rights and responsibilities of citizens. The culminaating activity is a simulated Congressional hearing about constitutional principles and issues. Read more...
COLORADO
PROJECT CITIZEN
Students participate in Project Citizen as part of their study of public policy issues. They learn how to analyze problems, monitor policy alternatives, and develop portfolios to demonstrate their understanding of problems of concern to their class. Read more...


4th
Grade Teachers Workshop: Integrating Social Studies Across Colorado History

Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm
History Colorado Center

    ADDITIONAL CELD PROGRAMS
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LAWYERS
IN THE CLASSROOM
The goal of DDA is to increase the knowledge, ability and dispositions of teachers in both the U.S. and Latin America to conduct controversial public issues discussions on topics of mutual concern with their students. The project will link teachers from CELD with their peers in Peru.
DELIBERATING IN A DEMOCRACY (DID)
From 2005-2010, Colorado teachers participated in DID, a civic education exchange program about the importance of deliberation for young people, including classroom discussions on controversial issues and online discussions and teleconferences with students in Estonia.
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CIVILITY AND FREE EXPRESSION: A COLORADO CONVERSATION
Dec. 6, 2012, 5 - 8 pm.
After a year living in a battleground state, can Coloradans find our way back to civility? This program will offer conversation about some of Colorado’s tough issues. The conversation with
people with a range of perspectives.

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COLORADO
YOUTH SUMMIT
This new program will provide an opportunity for students to talk with their counterparts from different regions about issues that impact their future and the future of Colorado and then do something locally to improve their communities. Read more...

THE NEW COLORADANS: IMMIGRATION IN COLORADO
Curriculum and professional development supported by the Piton Foundation on Colorado's immigration history, current trends, and controversial issues related to immigration policy. Read more...
A CIVIC
BOOKSHELF
Literature can be used to develop civic knowledge and support students’ literacy skills. The Civic Bookshelf has been developed to help teachers identify books that could be used to link civic education and literacy. Read more...
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A high school civic engagement curriculum. The attention given to political art, we believe, to be unique in civic engagement curricula.
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TEACHING WITH
SIMULATIONS

DISCUSSING
CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

REPRESENTATIVE
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

CIVITAS PROJECTS

Testifying before Congress, arguing a case before the Supreme Court, participating in a town meeting —this web module provides research and tips for using simulations, ranging from simple to complex.
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This web module provides a variety of tools that can be used by individual teachers or by educators planning professional development focused on discussing controversial issues.
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Professional development including new materials on our political system developed by the Center for Civic Education, Lee Hamilton’s Center on Congress, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Read more...
International education program providing exchange opportunities for leaders in civic education. CELD has relationships with three nations in the Civitas network – the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Dominican Republic.
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INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

In addition to providing programs for Colorado teachers, CELD staff has considerable international experience providing professional development in civic education for teachers. Read more...

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Educating for Citizenship
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COLORADO, GET TO KNOW EUROPE
A special initiative funded by the European Commission, providing students with a deeper understanding of European democratic institutions while enhancing their understanding of U.S. government.

eeeCOLORADO CIVICS DAY

Dec. 3, 2010 - Engaging Youth in Democracy: This program featured new civic education resources and opportunities to collaborate with policy makers, legal experts, and other teachers to improve classroom practice. Pictures from Civics Day...
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