Engaging students in Civics & US History

You are invited to an interactive demonstration of how the case method of teaching excites and engages high school students.  At this free event, you can participate in a Community Case Discussion with a trained local high school teacher. Philip Clarke,  who teaches US History at Centennial High School, has been using this technique with his students. The case that he’ll use focuses on the story of Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights.

Here are the details:
  • Sunday October 24 at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Check-in starts at 1:00 pm)
  • The Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR
  • Free
  • Open to teachers, students, community members
  • Light refreshments
  • Registration required. Please fill out the registration form here.
  • After you register, you will receive materials about the case.
  • Share your ideas and responses afterwards (3:15-4:15 – optional)
More about this method and event:

See the video invitation to this event with Philip Clarke: https://youtu.be/X0zt0IgAjmk

To learn more about the case method, view the Case Method Project Introductory Video.

The League of Women Voters of Portland Education Fund, in cooperation with Centennial High School teacher Philip Clarke and the Case Method Institute, is sponsoring this upcoming Community Case Discussion. We are fortunate to have funding for this free event provided by the  Herbert A.Templeton Foundation.

Safety Precautions

Due to COVID-19, we expect that all participants will be required to wear masks and to provide proof of vaccination. In addition, seats are likely to be spaced apart.

Free Training Available

In August 2019, Philip attended a three-day workshop at Harvard Business School to learn about using the case method for teaching history. The League of Women Voters of Portland sponsored him for this training. After he attended the workshop, Philip Clarke said, “The program was wonderful, in depth and one of the most exciting learning experiences I have been a part of on either side in a very long time.” 

Register here for the community case discussion, if you didn’t do so before. After you register you will receive the case and more information about the event. At the event, you can also learn about the Case Method Institute’s free training workshops.