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Carol Gardner and Susan Lefler 

With Democracy Project: Students, Teachers Show Strength During Adversity


Last updated 5/18/2020 at 12:25pm

From left to right, Joe Smith, Townsend Dierauf and Kaitlyn Heath greet attendees at a previous Democracy Project of Transylvania celebration held at Brevard College's Porter Center.

The Democracy Project of Transylvania (DPT) has enjoyed three years of partnership with the county middle schools, joining with them in project-based civics education. Each fall, selected teachers have worked with DPT members to plan spring semester activities that begin with local speakers talking with students about their own backgrounds and experiences. There have been speakers from the branches of military service, arts community, post-secondary educators, naturalized citizens, local historians and others who have shared their stories to inspire the young learners.

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