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Volunteer attorneys have assisted in the civic education of NH citizens through the Bar Association’s Law Related Education programs for seven decades. The NH Bar Association is committed to improving civics instruction in schools through its Law Related Education programming. Students need civics and social studies instruction to better prepare them for participation as citizens. Programs include:
- curriculum and lesson plans
- resources and guides such as Beyond High School: A Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities
- teacher training
- adult education programs
Beyond High School: A Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities provides students with basic information on their legal rights and responsibilities when they reach the age of 18 and are considered adults.
The NHBA’s When Love Hurts: Rights, Responsibilities, Realities program educates students about the warning signs and consequences of dating violence and where they can find help. For students grades 8 – 12.
Do students know enough about their government to pass the citizenship test? A guest attorney presents Civics in Action to your classroom introducing students to their role as citizens and increasing their knowledge of the US Constitution. For students grades 5- 12.
The NHBA’s A Lawyer and Judge In Every School program pairs attorneys and judges with classrooms statewide to explore concepts of law, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. For grades K-12.
Explore the variety of lesson plans offered.
Attorney Jennifer Eber addresses Educators, Students and Members about Law Related Education Programming navigating the Covid-19 Pandemic.
As we send you this letter, the way that we have all approached our lives, including civics education, has changed. Now our teachers and students are struggling with remote learning and our adult population is facing challenges with maintaining income, shelter, and health. The Law Related Education Committee (“LRE”) is happy to help teachers, students and the general public during these challenging times when civics learning is even more important as our democracy is being tested. We are here to help teachers, students and the general public continue to teach civics curriculum.
As part of this assistance, we have posted the Beyond High School: A Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities book online. In addition, you will find a guide for using the Beyond High School book to teach high school students remotely. LRE will make hard copies of the books available to students when it is safe to do so. LRE offers the When Love Hurts: Rights, Responsibilities, Realities program to teach students about the warning signs and consequences of dating violence and where they can find help. Videos for students to watch on the topic, a written guide discussing the laws and issues, and a sheet for discussion points that teachers can format into writing projects or discussion depending on the remote learning plan. Also available, the Patriots, Pirates, Politicians and Profit Seekers book, which is available online examines influential decisions of the United States Supreme Court that originated from New Hampshire cases. In addition to the student book, there is also a teacher’s enhanced book which provides for lessons/discussion, allowing teachers to help plan activities. Finally, at Civics in Action, LRE provides quick, easy civics lesson plans. At this link, there is a naturalization test (complete with answers) that students can take, bingo games, as well as flashcards. These are easy one class lessons for teachers to adapt to remote learning, having the student download the link. More programming is available on our web site and you can always email Law Related Education Coordinator, Robin E. Knippers for additional information.
Please stay safe and well. Together we will get through this new challenge.
Jennifer Eber, Esq., Chair
Law Related Education Committee