Cosmos Posted August 30, 2012 Share Posted August 30, 2012 Do you teach it? What do you cover and when? Any resources to recommend? I'm from the U.S., so my contributions will be U.S.-centric but folks from any country are welcome to join in. So, it's pretty clear to me that the traditional semester of government in high school is not sufficient for preparing students to be good citizens. I think we need to be talking about these topics every year in increasing depth, just like health and nutrition and other life skills. I'm not even sure what topics "civics" generally encompasses. Maybe: rights and responsibilities of citizenship structure of government (federal, state, local) elections and political parties current events (local, national, and global) different forms of government economics media and bias fundamental documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution) law What am I missing? The following resources are ones I've found through searches. I haven't used any of them yet -- icivics.org -- free online lesson plans and games Prentice Hall Civics text Civics in America Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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