The Border War is Only a Memory: The Search for Reunion & Civility in Postwar Missouri

The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Bar Foundation and the Missouri Humanities Council hosted an evening to reflect on Civil War history in Missouri and to emphasize a return to civility. The public program featured Professor Jeremy Neely of Missouri State University and author of The Border between Them: Violence and Reconciliation on the Kansas-Missouri Line.


Professor Jeremy Neely
Missouri State University
Monday, July 15, 2013
Launer Auditorium at Columbia College



Integrating Social Studies, Civility, and Technology

In addition to the public program the Missouri Bar held a two day teacher institute on Integrating Social Studies, Civility, and Technology, for middle school and high school teachers from across the state. See additional resources for the institute schedule and teacher materials.

Teacher Institute Presenters:




Mary Harriet Talbut
Mary Harriet Talbut is the Instructional Designer for Southeast Missouri State University where she trains the faculty on the incorporation of technology in their teaching. She has previously taught in the College of Education’s Middle & Secondary Department and secondary social studies in Southeast Missouri.





Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Nancy Willard is the Director of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age and author of: Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats Distress; Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Helping Young People Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly; and Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility.






Nisan Chavkin
Nisan Chavkin is the Executive Director for the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago. He has directed the international professional development initiative Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas.