Using AI to Incorporate Social Justice into Any Lesson

Many teacher education programs include a component of social justice or social reconstruction. These goals reflect a focus on preparing teachers who work toward equity for all of their students and act in culturally responsive ways. Teachers are in a unique position to change the present and future for their students, and by extension, for […]

Introducing Students to Legality vs Morality Through the Lens of Immigration

Introduction  Conversations about immigration have been prominent in the news again recently, and for good reason. On the campaign trail, and during his first days in office, President Biden promised a shift in immigration policy from his predecessor. Now, the Biden administration is facing criticism from both the left and right for the handling of […]

Revisiting the Equal Rights Amendment During Women’s History Month

Introduction  March is Women’s History Month, which makes it the perfect time to look back on the fight for women’s rights throughout history with your students. Many students (and probably some teachers) are surprised to learn that the right to vote is the only right specifically given to women in the United States Constitution. While […]

Civics Education Roundup Week of August 3, 2020

This week, a call for ‘critically relevant civics,’ a new theory of school-based civics education that centers the experiences of police repression, lack of access to jobs and housing, and other social justice issues that racially marginalized youth experience outside the classroom; an articulation of critical civic empathy’s place in civic education and the need […]

Civics Education Roundup, Week of July 27, 2020

This week, an analysis of the extent to which social media contributes to the political learning, involvement, and efficacy of youth; a cross-border look at the effect of youth inclusion in formal political parties on their engagement in electoral politics in America and Egypt; an empirical study of the effectiveness of civics education in charter […]

Civic Education Roundup Week of July 6, 2020

This week, a challenge to the notion that young children are not old enough to benefit from expanded agency and more opportunities for civic engagement; a study of how personas can be used as a pedagogical tool to bridge the gap between students who seek to engage their peers in civic action and students who […]

Civic Education Roundup, Week of July 22, 2020

This week, an examination of the relationship between faculty teaching practices and interactions with students and the civic engagement attitudes of students; an analysis of the extent to which integration of service learning into liberal arts curricula increases civic engagement of students; a look at the struggles of rural parents in supporting their children when […]

Civic Education Roundup: Week of 6/15

This week, a look at how direct action, particularly canvassing, serves as an often-overlooked form of emancipatory civic learning that can transform civic engagement in a community; an examination of how charter schools impact educational outcomes and civic participation in students who participate in school choice programs; a study of whether youth engagement can boost […]

Civic Education Roundup-Week of June 8, 2020

This week, a look at the relationship between teaching with primary sources and civic empowerment in students; an examination of iEngage, a summer civics camp, and its implications for the effect of action civics on the civic competence of students; a study of how civic engagement in early adolescence lays the developmental groundwork for involved […]

Civic Education Roundup Week of June 1st

This week, a look at how structural barriers to education and advancement among students affect approaches to civic education; an analysis of how the move towards state subsidization of private schools in America affects the quality of civic education delivered to students; a philosophical defense of peace education as a necessary component of civic education, […]