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Published on Jun 25, 2013
Constitutionally Speaking presented "Civic Literacy in Our Classrooms" on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the NH Institute of Politics and Political Library at St. Anselm College. This day-long symposium for K-12 Educators brought together educators, law professors, and attorneys to explore the contours of our Constitution and discuss ways in which it can be brought into our classrooms in meaningful and engaged ways.
Constitutionally Speaking is a collaboration of the NH Supreme Court Society, the NH Humanities Council, the UNH School of Law and the soon-to-be-founded NH Institute for Civic Literacy. Learn more on the project website at http://www.constitutionallyspeakingnh....
One of the highlights of the symposium was an hour long audience participation session with Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale. Recently described in the New York Times as "a commendably unorthodox and, in some ways, iconoclastic constitutional scholar," Professor Amar earned a place among the top 20 contemporary US legal thinkers in a recent Legal Affairs poll. His work has been cited by the Justices of the United States Supreme Court, and he has testified before Congress, appeared on the Colbert Report, and served as visiting faculty at Harvard, Columbia and Pepperdine Law Schools. His written works include America's Constitution: A Biography and America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.
This teacher symposium was hosted by NH Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College, sponsored by the UNH Department of Education, and made possible by support from the NH Charitable Foundation, the Hoffman Family Foundation, the Badger Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation, the Treat Foundation, and Paul and Sandra Montrone.