Promoting Civility in Co-Curricular Spaces

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  University -  University
Estimated completion time:
 0.75 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 Civics & Government, Ethics, Freshman Seminar

Students will define and discuss civil discourse, examine the impact of civil and uncivil discourse in co-curricular spaces, draw evidence from primary sources including audiovisual testimony on the topic of civil discourse, and consider strategies for its promotion.

This activity uses testimony from Jewish survivor Agnes Adachi and Rescuer and Aid Provider Nicholas Winton in the Holocaust collection of the Visual History Archive.


About the Co-Author

Blake N. Humphrey served as student body president of West Virginia University and participated in the inaugural Intercollegiate Diversity Congress and Summit in 2017. During his time as student body president, Blake became a national leader in the promotion of college and textbook affordability. As part of his efforts, he collaborated with USC Shoah Foundation staff to create three open educational resources for WVU freshmen focused on the promotion of tolerance, civility, and empathy.