New England Writings about Civics
These writings are about the efforts of teachers
in Vermont and New Hampshire to explore with their classes the meaning
of civic participation in rural settings. They used NELRC's Civic Participation
and Community Action Sourcebook as a resource.
These writings describe the work of Massachusetts educators who want to
address civic participation as they work within the state's ESOL curriculum
framework. Many of their lessons refer to activities from NELRC's Civic
Participation and Community Action Sourcebook.
Stephanie Menard, Hardwick
Community Learning Center, Hardwick, VT
"Introduction to Rural Team Writings"
Denise Reddington, Dover Adult Learning Center,
"Students Shape Voting Lesson and Individual
Rick Boyle, Central Vermont ABE, Bradford, VT
Martie Majoros, Project LIFT, Hillsboro, NH
"Isolation in a Small Town"
Cindy Holden, Vermont Adult Learning, Brattleboro,
"Civic Participation: My First Efforts"
Chuck Poston, Hardwick Community Learning Center,
"A Team of Citizens Supports a New
Julie Winberg, Lutheran Social Services, Springfield,
Beth Miller Pittman, Massachusetts
"Introduction to Massachusetts Team Writings"
"Mapping Your Own Community, Identity and Roles,
and Feelings Using English"
Michelle Faith Brown, Read/Write/Now, Springfield,
"Exploring Decision Making and Power"
"Finding Resources: Exploring the Phonebook"
Susan Schwartzkopf, Center for New Americans,
"Building Community through a Visit to the
Department of Transitional Assistance"
"Participating in the Census: Population and
Toni Maruca, Massachusetts Career Development
Institute, Springfield, MA
"Community Issues and the Death Penalty: How
Relate to the Bigger Picture"
DeAnn Nilles, Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Springfield, MA
Kelly Martin, Holyoke Adult Learning Opportunities (HALO), Holyoke, MA
"Background to War"
England Literacy Resource Center