Jamieson Moderates Panel on Civics Education at ABA Toronto

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Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated a panel August 6 during the American Bar Association convention in Toronto, Canada titled “A Conversation on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools.”  Panelists were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.   Civic education is a longstanding point of interest to all participants on the panel. Justice O’Connor delivered the 2008 Leonore Annenberg Distinguished Lecture in Public Service and Global Understanding, where she discussed ways to engage the next generation in government and politics in the United States. APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics produces AnnenbergClassroom.org, a civic education site for middle and high school students. In addition to numerous resources including videos, timelines, books, and podcasts, Annenberg Classroom hosts several interactive games in partnership with Justice O’Connor’s iCivics project (www.icivics.org).