DID focuses on the importance of deliberation for young people
and will provide students and teachers with opportunities to
practice discussing contorversial issues – not just in
classsrooms at home, but also with their counterparts in Estonia.
CELD and DID Denver area project teachers recently hosted a
delegation of our counterpart DID teachers from Estonia.
Partner Schools and Teachers
Center for Internat'l Studies Jennifer
Gymnasium Kulno Kala
Cherokee Trails High School
High School and Northglenn High School
students participate in a special geography lesson from Sulov Valdmaa.
Students at both schools had many questions about Estonia, including
Estonian currency. Northglenn students presented Valentine cards
to their guests from Estonia.
Denver West High School Center for Internat'l Studies students deliberate
on the question: "Should the Bush Docrtine Be Part of U.S.
gifts, CIS students were given special scrapbooks from Estonian
students. CIS students presented school t-shirts to their Estonian
February 15, our Estonian guests visited the Colorado State
Capitol and were introduced on the House Floor by Representative
Wes McKinley, "Cowboy" legislator from District
64 (southeastern Colorado). House business included final
reading of a bill to require all Colorado citizens to wear
seat belts. The measure passed by one vote and now moves on
to the Senate.
Estonians also learned about the method by which Colorado
citizens bypass their legislators to participate in direct
democracy through the initiative process. They were provided
a preview of 2006 Colorado ballot initiatives from the Secretary
of State's Office.
close their day at the State Capitol, our Estonian delegation
observed a Senate Committee hearing on arguments for and against
a Senate bill to require employers to provide breaks for breast-feeding
teachers enjoyed showing our Estonian guests the Museo de las Americas
in the Sante Fe Art District, a walking tour of West Denver, as well
as the Flat Irons near Boulder.