The National Institute for Civil Discourse created Text, Talk, Civility Matters to get people talking about political incivility in the current election season.
Text, Talk, Civility Matters uses text messaging to facilitate a face-to-face conversation on civility in our everyday lives and our politics. Participants gather in small groups (3-4 people) with one cell phone per group. They text CIVILITY to the number 89800 to receive a series of text messages that guides their group through a conversation on civility: why it matters in our lives, how we can create more of it, and how it can be strengthened in our politics. The text messages include videos, polling questions and discussion questions.
- Civility in Elections Lesson Plans
- Text, Talk, Civility Matters Teacher Resource Guide
- Text, Talk, Vote Teachers Guide