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What Teaching Civics Actually Means to Teachers

What Teaching Civics Actually Means to Teachers

Civics is a popular topic in the educational forum today, but many “experts” are getting its significance to teachers wrong. Many current state standards require teachers to “incorporate civics” into their lessons, a requirement which does not simply mandate material for rote memorization, but material that facilitates participation in society and gives meaning to the work students are doing and the content they are learning in the classroom.  While civics includes learning the basic functions of government and civic engagement,

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