To Kill a Mockingbird Film & Discussion
New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to the NH Institute for Civics Education for film screenings in all ten NH counties to generate multigenerational conversations about law, justice, and civics. Through Lights, Camera, Civics!, a film will be offered each year, chosen to appeal to a range of ages and demographics. Local teams made up of a lawyer, a teacher, and a high school student will lead the discussions.
The film selected for 2018-19 is To Kill A Mockingbird. Discussion will be led by professors Megan Birch, Brandon Haas, and Andrew Reese.
Andrew Reese has worked as a practitioner in the field of education for 16 years. Currently, he teaches both Social Studies Education and History at Plymouth State University. Prior to Plymouth State, Andrew was a Senior Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves--an international educational non-profit. Andrew's areas of academic interests include Holocaust and genocide studies, Race and Belonging in the United States, Latin American history and culture, effective pedagogy for secondary education, school culture and climate, and fostering civil discourse.
A former Maryland public school teacher, Megan Birch is now an English professor at Plymouth State University where she works primarily with preservice teachers. She is the in-service coordinator for the National Writing Project in New Hampshire. Dr. Birch is also the president of the NH Institutes of Higher Education Network, a consortium of NH educator preparation programs.
Brandon J. Haas, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he coordinates the Social Studies Education program. Dr. Haas teaches courses in social studies education and diversity as well as serving as a member of the New Hampshire Council of the Social Studies Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Haas facilitates professional development with Facing History and Ourselves. His research interests include Holocaust education, empathy, and teaching for social justice.
This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.