The Project of Democracy: Teaching Civics for Active and Informed Participation

3-Part Seminar Series


Thursday October 28, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday November 18, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday December 9, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis and interpretation; Empowering informed action, Developing cross-cultural sensitivity.


22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)


Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for graduate credit)

Especially for educators of grades 5-12 (focus on 5th and 8th)

Whether it’s calls for environmental justice, navigating a fast-paced and constantly evolving media landscape, or understanding the implications of Supreme Court decisions or local legislative agendas, civic participation demands civic knowledge. In order for students to become active and informed participants in democratic life, they need to understand their rights and responsibilities as members of local, state, national, and global communities. This requires an appreciation of history, politics, and the different perspectives that shape opinions and competing political agendas. Join us as we explore the knowledge students need in order to act as empowered members of communities and citizens of the world. We’ll model and practice student-centered approaches to civics that make learning relevant, meaningful, and culturally affirming.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


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