"Citizenship 101: Educating Citizens for Participation in Democracy. What Does It Take?"
Our holiday gathering this year will be a finger food and dessert social with guest speakers addressing a growing awareness of the need for civics education in our schools. The issue is one for which the League hopes to develop programs and volunteerism in the coming months.
Pamela Katz, J.D., professor of
egal studies and political science at Sage Colleges,
coordinates the political science, environmental studies, pre-law, and public policy, advocacy and civic engagement (PACE) programs at Sage in addition to serving as pre-law advisor there. She will share the podium with her husband,
Richard Steinbach, a social studies teacher for the last 28 years at Troy High School, teaching American Government and World History, and also an instructor at HVCC teaching a course in American Government.
The speakers will address the following:
What are the current NYS Education requirements for civics education, particularly for the Participation in Government (12th grade) course? How are the requirements being taught? What more is needed to prepare students for participation in democracy? How can the League facilitate authentic learning experiences?
**6:00-7:00 Presentation by speakers
**7:00-8:30 Holiday Social with hors d'oeuvres and desserts
Suggested Donation: $10
RSVP to Julie Elson, 518-482-0981, email@example.com.