From video chats to charity basketball games, educators are empowering youth civic engagement by connecting politics to interest-driven learning as a means for teaching argumentative writing.
Posts Tagged: civic engagement
Examining historical case studies with resources from our partner Facing History and Ourselves helps students think about the cultural and institutional factors necessary for a healthy democracy.
Civic engagement projects give students at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy an opportunity to celebrate their community, as well as the skills and experience to make positive change.
Facing History’s essay contest prompts students to reflect on civic participation and ethical decision-making by asking them to write about a person or text that has shaped the way they think about what it means to make moral choices. I came to the teaching profession with big ambitions. Like many readers of this blog, I […]
The Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative’s new video series documents best practices and new strategies in civic education.
Teenagers all over the world are invited to take part in the New York Times Learning Network’s Civil Conversation Challenge by taking part in discussions of big issues dividing Americans this campaign season, such as immigration, climate change, and race, gender, and identity.
As the summer winds down and a new school year begins, teacher-consultant and 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb reflects on the need to stay focused on the objectives that really matter.
Teachers are using Letters to the Next President 2.0 to engage their students with civic and political issues, and to amplify their students’ voices on the issues that matter to them.
As an unusual election season creates unique challenges for civic education, our partner The New York Times Learning Network wants to know, how do you plan to teach the 2016 presidential election?
“Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” a recent article in Theory and Research in Social Education provides an overview of the core principles and practices of the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project from two researchers at Mills College and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director of the National Writing Project.