Learn to teach history, civics, government using case method

All high school teachers in U.S. history, civics, and government classes are invited to participate in a special professional development program offered by the Case Method Institute for Education & Democracy and Harvard Professor David Moss via a Zoom-based workshop or a fully asynchronous program. The Institute has partnered with over 3,000 teachers to bring the case method – the pedagogy used nationwide at leading professional schools to strengthen critical thinking – to over 220,000 high school students across the U.S., along with original cases from Professor Moss’s acclaimed Harvard course, “History of American Democracy.”

Each case presents students with a historically rich narrative, leading up to a key decision point and posing the perennial question: “What would you do?” Led by a teacher’s use of carefully designed questions, students engage in rigorous, evidence-based discussion and debate to draw out key concepts from the case. Teachers have described the case method as a “game-changer,” a “transformational experience,” and a “laboratory for citizenship.” Extensive data show significant benefits for students, including improved critical thinking skills and confidence with historical material, as well as increased civic interest and engagement. The Institute invites high school teachers to learn more in this flyer and to apply for the program at this link.

For more information, contact Melanie Stinnett at mwachtellstinnett@cmi.org.