Directory of Civic Education Programs in Colorado

VOICE/Primary VOICE in Colorado
Curriculum
Staff Development
Special Student Event
Primary and intermediate teacher’s guides free with participation in professional development. Intensive and workshop-style; follow-up also available. Service learning project


Grade Level:
2-3 (Primary VOICE), 4-8 (VOICE)

Description:
VOICE and Primary VOICE incorporate conflict resolution, law-related education, and service learning to introduce students to important civic knowledge and give them skills to prevent violence. Primary VOICE is a literature-based curriculum that focuses on four major concepts—governance, responsibility, conflict resolution, and participation. The curriculum builds thinking, problem-solving, reading, reflection, and communication skills. VOICE is a seven-unit curriculum that features a range of interactive strategies, including a simulated legislative hearing and mock trial. Units cover governance, conflict mediation, the conflicts between rights and security, the legislative branch, the executive branch, the judicial branch, and service. Both units culminate with a service learning project that is selected by students. VOICE and Primary VOICE were developed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago.

Contact:
Laurel Singleton
Consultant, Constitutional Rights Foundation/CELD
1174 Maple Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020
303-460-7021
Fax: 720-294-8401
singleton@lawanddemocracy.org
VOICE Colorado Website