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Recording Pending: November 1, 2023

Elections, Then and Now: A Journey Through Democracy

Online with the Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute of Colonial Williamsburg and The Center for Civic Education

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The Center for Civic Education proudly co-host this program. This session is intended for a broad range of educators and participants are eligible to receive documentation of 1.5 contact hours for professional development purposes.
Join us for Elections, Then and Now and embark on a captivating journey through time as we explore the evolution of elections, from the foundations of democracy in early America to the intricacies of the modern electoral process.
Note: Your webinar registration fee is being provided by gifts from special friends of Colonial Williamsburg.

Program Objectives and Benefits

  • Historical Perspectives: Participants uncover the fascinating stories of elections in early America through unique 18th-century sources.
  • Inquiry-Based Lessons: Explore CCE’s newest resources and acquire practical strategies for engaging students in discussions about electoral processes, analyzing campaign rhetoric, and encouraging critical thinking skills. Collaborate with fellow educators to develop innovative teaching approaches.
  • Resources and Best Practices: Access a wealth of carefully curated resources, including lesson plans, primary source documents, multimedia materials, and online platforms. Learn how to integrate these resources effectively into your teaching to enhance student engagement and understanding. Discover best practices for promoting civil discourse and civic participation among students.
  • Professional Networking: Engage in meaningful discussions, share experiences, and best practices, and develop a network of supportive colleagues who will inspire and empower you throughout your teaching career.

Professional Development

The Center has offered high-quality educator professional development for decades. Today, we provide such opportunities through our partners in several states in addition to organized Center events, self-paced online courses, and special webinars.

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