Action Civics in the Classroom

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Discipline 1 Educational research
Discipline 2
Publication Title Action Civics in the Classroom
Description The recently-released College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards proposes an “inquiry arc” organized around developing questions and planning inquiries, applying disciplinary concepts and tools, evaluating sources and using evidence, and communicating conclusions and taking informed action. There are many ways to take informed action, including by writing editorials, leading an activity for younger students, curating an exhibit, or creating and sharing media. In this research brief, I want to draw attention to one ambitious but exciting way to foster students’ capacities to take informed action: namely, through action civics.
Publication Year 2014
Publication Author Meira Levinson
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher Social Education
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