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How to Engage Students in Civics: 7 Tips & Ideas for Active Learning

Teaching in today’s ever-changing classroom environment presents many challenges, including teaching civics, a complex topic that can quickly stir up emotions. Read more for 7 Tips & Ideas to navigate teaching the latest civics guidelines in engaging, informational, and practical ways.

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4 Practices for Building Civic Engagement in Today's Classroom

Today's teachers know that civic education has taken a backseat for decades due to the increasing demands on instructional time, which has had enormous consequences. How do teachers ensure students have access to quality civic education? Here are four practices for building civic engagement, found embedded within iCivics Readers, that you can use in your classroom right now.

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Bringing History to Life:  Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Entering the study of rich history, students often are faced with challenging texts, difficult writing prompts, and discussions led by passionate educators. Teachers who understand the importance of developing an authentic connection to history and developing a well-rounded understanding of history that lays out a desire to continuously inquire and develop further understanding look to provide students with ample opportunities to investigate. Often this investigation includes the active invest

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Using Primary Sources to Engage All Students

By: Andrew GreenePosted 10/04/19
Using Primary Sources to Engage All Students

Using primary sources is an effective way to captivate students and get them actively involved in their learning. As a third-grade teacher, I would use documents, maps, and artifacts on a regular basis. Here are some examples and things to keep in mind when using primary sources in your classroom.

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Presidential Election Countdown: 12 Actionable Topics to Cover in Your Classroom

The presidential election is a fantastic opportunity to teach students about the U.S. government and how it works. Here are 12 purposeful and actionable topics to cover between now and November 8, 2016. Cover one topic a month, or pick and choose the topics that suit your needs best!

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Celebrating Dr. King and His Legacy

By: Susan CopelandPosted 01/20/14
Celebrating Dr. King and His Legacy

Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we know, Dr. King fought for equal civil rights for all African Americans. But here are some less well-known facts that may provide opportunities for rich discussions and a more in-depth understanding of this heroic man.

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