Civics Education

All the Rage
A philosopher on why anger has become the default reaction toward those we disagree with—and what we can do about it. Originally posted on Humanities Washington blog.

The bucket list for involved citizens: 76 things you can do to boost civic engagement

We are so enthusiastic about what you can do to get involved and become more civic-minded. Our partners at Brookings Institute and UVA created a list of 76 ways for you to things big and small to get your civic game on. Print out the list and check off a few boxes.

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For Students in Coal Country, the Census Is a Hands-On Civics Lesson

For Students in Coal Country, the Census Is a Hands-On Civics Lesson Does the census count? That is what students in Kentucky are learning about in this great article about coal country. Not just why the census is important, but also the complications that extend beyond the citizenship question to other people who may be [...]

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When Public Schools Were Considered Vital to Democracy

Americans used to think free public education was a cornerstone of a democratic republic. What happened? Read this essay about what made the link between school and civics so vital in the past.

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15 Political Questions You’ve Been Too Embarrassed to Ask

15 facts you need to know and don't want to ask others.

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A Harvard Professor Asks: How Do You Teach Patriotism to 9-Year-Olds?

Every morning, fifth graders in schools across the nation recite the pledge of allegiance. But what does it truly mean to salute the American flag?

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Podcast Series: Civics 101

This podcast series from NHPR gives you an audio overview of the fundamentals that define our government.

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Democracy Works: Citizenship, Patriotism, and Democracy in the Classroom

A series of podcasts from Mark Kissing, a professor of education at Penn State, helps budding teachers find their way to helping students understand our American-style democracy.

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