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Promoting Good Citizenship in Falmouth Schools
How do Falmouth students experience civics education and learn about civic engagement? What parts do the academic curriculum and experiential learning play in promoting good citizenship? On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 in the Hermann Foundation Room of the Falmouth Public Library, the League of Women Voters of Falmouth will present a public forum that should answer these questions to the satisfaction of Falmouth citizens, but especially of those with children and grandchildren attending Falmouth's public elementary, middle and secondary schools.
Concerned that, nationally, a large percentage of younger Americans (18 to 25 year olds) do not vote, the Local Study Committee of the Falmouth League set about to discover what Falmouth students learn about civic responsibility. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonnie Gifford and Mark Wilson, Falmouth Curriculum Coordinator, and many other Falmouth educators have given generously of their time to help the League promote local awareness and understanding of their work through this forum.
Marian Lans, History Department Head for grades 7 through 12, will speak about civic education frameworks and civics education embedded in courses. Falmouth High School faculty members Michael Feeney, Joanne Holcomb and Cheryl Milliken will speak about curricular and experiential offerings. Grade One teacher Taryn Dean will talk about the programs in which her students participate.
Several former and current Falmouth High School students will talk about their own civic education and present a comparative then-and-now view. Tom Moakley, currently a student at Georgetown University, has submitted a video about the importance of participation in government that will be shown at the forum.
Town Clerk Michael Palmer and State Representative/ Town Meeting moderator David Vieira will also speak. The forum will conclude with time for the public to address questions to all the participants.
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Last revised: April 12, 2014 06:08 PDT.