What’s Working: Civics Reconsidered, Part II
with Academy Fellows Rashid Duroseau (Democracy Prep Charter Middle School), A. Marisa Harris (Williamsburg Preparatory School), and Amy Strassler (NYC iSchool)
Monday, March 22, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
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How do you get kids to understand they can make a difference? How do you get them involved? How do you give them the skills they’ll need to make things better? Academy fellows share projects that are working: a school-wide approach to current events; how rhetoric analysis makes kids more confident, thoughtful speakers; and why a year-long unit on the history of mass incarceration is so powerful. Following these presentations, participants will meet in small groups for a more intimate discussion with other great teachers.
Rashid Duroseau is the civics program director at Democracy Prep Public Schools—a national network of 22 charter schools with a mission to educate the next generation of changemakers. He coordinates community engagement experiences, as well as K–12 nonpartisan civic-education curricular materials for over 7000 children and 900 adult staff members.
A. Marisa Harris, a New York City Teaching Fellow, has worked with students in New York City, the state of Georgia, and the countries Japan and South Africa.
Amy Strassler teaches grades 9-12 at the NYC iSchool in New York City, where she teaches both AP History and elective classes such as HERstory and Pop Up Restaurant. Amy enjoys being an advisor to the Model United Nations and Women’s Social Justice clubs, outdoor running, and spending time with her husband, young adult children, and dogs.