Teacher Resources


Teaching Civility

Elementary and Middle School

Guide to hosting civil debates in the classroom

Civility in Schools: An Emerging Paradigm for behavioral Problems & School Violence

By Keely Swanson, Paul Caldarella, Ph. D., and Richard Young Ph. D. of Brigham Young University.

Teaching Civility: A crucial step in helping a child build a future


Upper Elementary through High school

Barbara Miller at the Center for Education in Law and Democracy

Teaching controversial issues and democracy in the classroom. Helpful information to get educators started on the topic.

Framework for Teaching Controversial Issues

Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Bridging Cultures initiative. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Bar Association, or any of its program partners.