Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderates panel on civic education at ABA annual convention

    Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., moderated a panel August 6 during the American Bar Association convention in Toronto, Canada titled “A Conversation on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools.” The panelists were U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

    Justice O’Connor delivered the 2008 Leonore Annenberg Lecture in Public Service and Global Understanding, where she discussed ways to engage the next generation in government and politics in the United States. APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics produces Annenberg Classroom (www.annenbergclassroom.org), a civic education site for middle and high school students. In addition to numerous resources including videos, timelines, books, and podcasts, Annenberg Classroom hosts several interactive games in partnership with Justice O’Connor’s iCivics project (www.icivics.org).