Tools and Strategies

Teaching Civics through an Anti-Bias Lens

Diverse Group of People Attending In Person Professional Development

Leigh Vogel

For Educators

Given the uncertainty about how students and educators are coming together to learn this fall, ADL is offering a series of webinars that connect Civics teaching with our current challenges and opportunities. Future resources will include student and teacher voices from Civics classrooms.

Civics Webinar Series

Bringing Civic Learning to Distance Learning

September 15, 2020

We will feature lessons from the Strengthening Our Democracy curriculum, and highlight tools and strategies for bringing civics learning into an online format. Learn and discuss the distinction between dialogue and debate and how that applies to the teaching of civics online.

Election 2020 and Managing Post-Election Conversations

October 15, 2020

In this webinar, we highlight election resources and strategies from ADL's curriculum, Strengthening Our Democracy, and from Bites Media for respectful class dialogue. Together, they provide vetted multimedia news articles and an anti-bias civic lens enabling students to better understand the current election system, and how our role as individual voters and voices can make a difference in a democratic republic.

Leaning Into Difficult Conversations

November 18, 2020

We will be sharing resources and strategies for improving students’ communication skills for better civic understanding and participation. Resources from ADL’s new high school curriculum Strengthening Our Democracy: Civic Participation in the 21st Century and Bites Media will be used to model how to get students writing, listening, asking questions in order to find their voice in our democracy.