Empowering Student Voice and Agency

Empowering Student Voice and Agency

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Empowering Student Voice and Agency

By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.

Recommended for middle and high school teachers.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Explore the history of voting rights in the United States and strategies to increase voter engagement and access in our community today
  • Develop an understanding of the power and importance of voting as a form of nonviolent political participation
  • Enable educators to understand historical themes and contemporary issues around voting.
  • Help educators develop skills to  facilitate complex topics incorporating different perspectives from their own
  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills

After this workshop you will:

  • Be able to motivate  students to be civically engaged and active through participation in school and local, state, and national initiatives
  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost


ACLU of Ohio
4506 Chester Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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