Supporting Civic Discourse

$ 49.00


In these politically polarized times, educators are increasingly focused on the role that democratic discourse, critical thinking, and civic engagement play in their schools.  This 5-lesson, self-paced course focuses on the instructional practices that teachers can use to promote civic discourse across the curriculum. Guiding questions for the course include:

  • In what ways are we more alike than different? How might these similarities allow us to appreciate our differing perspectives?
  • What are controversial issues? How might discourse related to controversial issues promote civic engagement/discourse?
  • How do words communicate bias? What are the implications for interactions with media?
  • How can teachers implement media literacy practices in their classrooms?

This self-paced, 1 credit (15 CTLE hours) course includes readings/viewings and short reflective assignments.