Photo: L to R, NCHS teachers Paul Phillips, who advises Model UN, and Amy Rothschild, who advises Model Congress, were trained in the case method at Harvard in 2019; Micaela Porta, LWVNC President. Credit: Chase Pellegrini de Paur.
The Harvard Case Method Civics Program uses case method teaching to deepen high school students' understanding of American democracy.
Based on the highly successful experience of Harvard Business School and others that use case-based teaching, the case method presents a highly effective means of reversing the decline in civic education and engagement in the United States. As part of its mission to expand civic awareness and participation of young voters, the LWVNC initiated this program in partnership with New Canaan High School.
The national media have also pointed to the advantages of this method for engaging students. A Better Way To Teach History.
Project cases are based on those outlined in Harvard Business School Professor David Moss's recent book, Democracy: A Case Study. Click here to watch Professor David A. Moss discuss his book, Democracy: A Case Study.
Click Here for access to the Harvard Case Method Project website.