Civic Learning

Civic Learning Partnership seeks to expand students’ Constitutional knowledge, civic engagement

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Joshua Suh of Cypress High School talked about studying the effects of eutrophication on waterways as part of a civic learning project in his AP government class.

Rose Chhabria, who attends Brywood Elementary School in Irvine, referenced her research on a California senator.

And Jasmine Chhabria of Northwood High reprised her award-winning National History Day presentation on Sylvia Mendez, whose family successfully challenged school segregation in Westminster in the 1940s.


Civic Learning Award

The Civic Learning Award applications are now available. The Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools' efforts to engage students in civic learning. The award program also identifies models that can be replicated in other schools. Co-sponsored by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, award winners are announced in February.

Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the U.S. by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and by improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the Civics Renewal Network site, teachers can find the best resources of these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.

A Digital Civics Toolkit is offered by the Mac Arthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP).  The toolkit is a collection of resources for educators to support youth to explore, recognize, and take seriously the civic potentials of digital life.  The toolkit explores a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas via five modules focused on: Exploring Community Issues, Investigation, Dialogue, Voice, and Action.