Educating for American Democracy

A Renewed Focus on Civic Education
How do teachers fit civics
back into the curriculum?

You are invited to a Zoom meeting with WJCC Schools Social Studies Coordinator, Steve Legawiec, who will share with us the latest initiatives on teaching civics in our local schools.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
FYI: A “Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy,” released 3/2/21, is a bold and comprehensive proposal reimagining how civic education can be taught.
At a time of extreme political polarization, it provides guidance to national, state, local and tribal leaders on how to strengthen K-12 history and civic education practices and standards. This roadmap is the culmination of 18 months of collaboration by more than 300 scholars, educators and practitioners from a variety of ideological, demographic and professional backgrounds.
For decades, the public education system has failed to adequately prepare adolescents to be informed and engaged citizens. But this roadmap aims to change that by ushering in a renewed focus and investment in civic education.