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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

Accountability in Civil Discourse Handout

Civil discourse is a crucial element of effective learning and civics. Students can use this handout for guidelines in remembering how to create a safe and supportive community for engaging in discussions with their peers. Download : Accountability in Civil Discourse Handout

Civics Connection Through Questioning

The “Civics Connection Through Questioning” resource provides teachers with discussion questions to allow for civic discourse and engagement in the classroom. Each question is broad enough to be applied to most lessons, and can be made more specific for a particular topic. Download : Civics Guiding Questions

What is Civics Student Handout

The “What is civics?” handout provides students with a reference for defining civics and its application in different contexts. Download : What is Civics Student Handout

The Bill of Rights

On December 15, 1791, three-fourths of the state legislatures of the United States ratified the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. These amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. Many of the fundamental ideas of civics are embodied in this document. These founding principles are