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Incorporating Civic Education in the Curriculum for K-12

Civic education is very important in schools. However, in today’s society many students are not aware of their civic knowledge, skills and values. Exposing students to such knowledge makes students conscious of their role in the world. The following resources give in detail the importance of civic education and how it can be implemented or revitalized in the schools. Teachers will certainly benefit from these resources.
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Incorporating Civic Education in the Curriculum for K-12
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article gives a comprehensive outlook of what is civic education and the role it plays in the schools. When I was in high school, civic education was a part of the curriculum. It focused on the political system in the country and the characteristics of a good citizen. I am impressed with the modern forms of civic education where students take courses. Teachers may use such information as a guide in developing a program for schools.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    As educators, we are aware of students that are not prepared with the civic knowledge, skills and values that they will need to succeed in college, career, and civic life. The results of revitalizing the program have gained many benefits. I appreciate the benefit that deals with processing information, listening well and thinking critically. This is very important especially in today’s society. Teachers and Administrators may apply the information in their schools.
  • Civics Quiz

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    jimmydoane.com
    Suzzanne McLean says:
    Using quiz can help to stimulate interest in civic education. This website provides a basic quiz on civic knowledge that all American citizens should have about the United States. Teachers may tweak the quiz according to the students’ needs and according to the country of the students.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    There are six proven practices for effective civic learning mentioned in this document. It provides practical suggestions on how to implement each practice in schools and classrooms. One proven practice that I appreciated was the proven practice that relates to community service. Service-learning helps students to use their academic knowledge and skills to find solutions to community needs.
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    ecs.org

    Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning

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    Suzzanne McLean says:
    There are six proven practices for effective civic learning mentioned in this document. It provides practical suggestions for how to implement each practice in schools and classrooms. One proven practice that I appreciated was the proven practice that relates to community service. Service-learning helps students to use their academic knowledge and skills to find solutions to community needs. Teachers may use this document as a guide in their schools.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers and Administrators have a role to play in creating programs designed for K-12. This article outlines the different ways in which young children may be exposed to civic education. Firstly, students may attend community meetings, visit work facilities and understand government institutions. The earlier students learn about the impact that local government has on their lives the better their voices and votes make a difference, the better for all of us. Teachers may apply the suggestions.
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