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Using Inquiry to Fortify Civic Education
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March 20, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Using Inquiry to Fortify Civic Education


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Using Inquiry to Fortify Civic Education


March 20, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT






Grade Level Grades K-8

About This Webinar

The Center for Civic Education lifts up inquiry as the primary mode of instruction to drive the most equitable practices in the social studies classroom. Civic education is not confined to the pages of a curriculum, but rather unfolds in the dynamic spaces where students are engaged in making real-world connections through discovery, exploration, and high-level questioning.

In this 2024 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session participants will discover ways to encourage student-driven questions that lead to constitutional investigations. Participants will explore strategies for students to experience democratic principles and processes firsthand, engage in civil dialogue, and channel their new knowledge, skills, and dispositions toward informed engagement with the world around them.

Participants will:

  • Examine the Center’s high-quality instructional materials rooted in inquiry.
  • Discover ways to facilitate student-centered learning through activities which ask the young scholars to engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate.
  • Explore strategies to incorporate democratic experiences and informed engagement opportunities into your social studies classroom.


Kelly ReichardtKelly Reichardt,
Manager of Civic Learning and Curriculum for the Center for Civic Education

Kelly Reichardt is the Manager of Civic Learning and Curriculum for the Center for Civic Education. In her current role, she strives to further the mission of the Center through the development of high-quality instructional materials for all learners as well as the delivery of professional learning opportunities for teachers nationwide.

Prior to joining the Center, Reichardt served as the district coordinator for National History Day, an instructional coach for first-year social studies educators, and a classroom teacher. She has played an intricate role in her county’s implementation of the We the People and Project Citizen programs.

Reichardt holds a MEd in Gifted Education from The Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is an adjunct faculty member at Towson University. She was honored as the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, a 2022 National History Day Historical Argumentation scholar by the Library of Congress, and has contributed to several social studies state and national presentations and publications.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:



SML24 Fortifying Civics with Inquiry.pdf

March 20, 2024
4.89 MB


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