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Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation: George Washington - PDF
A youthful George Washington copied out these 110 simple "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation" as a school training exercise. This code of conduct is a simplified version of Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which was based on a sixteenth-century set of rules compiled for young gentlemen by Jesuit instructors. Washington's handwriting, grammar, and spelling reflect his youth, and the "Rules" reflect his strong desire to be a gentleman planter.
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may 2012 by SEARCH_FOR_CIVILITY
Debate: Face-to-Face Exchanges - PDF
Debate trains students to look at all sides of an issue, to examine complex ideas and to develop oral, research and critical thinking skills. Debate is intrinsic to American culture, from debating societies to Lincoln-Douglas debates and televised debates of candidates for president.
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february 2012 by SEARCH_FOR_CIVILITY

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