Civic Engagement and How Students Can Get Involved

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There is no age limit on civic engagement. Even if your pupils are not old enough to vote, they are old enough to get involved. Show them how with a PBS lesson that underscores the importance of civic participation and models ways young people can get their voices heard.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm additional questions they could use as part of the interview project
  • Enlarge and post the Branches of Government infographic
  • Add the names and titles of local and state officials to the infographic
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members must have access to computers with internet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes a link to seven additional EXTRA lesson plans
  • Also included is a link to the interactive iCivics website
Cons
  • None