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How can educators of all disciplines prepare students to be active and informed participants in a democracy? Join us this summer to explore this question through the lens of six Smithsonian collections! Register for our free five-day virtual Summer Sessions and join an online community of educators across the country. Discover how museum objects can help learners explore the challenges and opportunities of living in a democracy and inspire civic action.

Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1

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Virtual

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intermediate

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Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation

By Hawai’i Council for the Humanities

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