2016 Civic Learning Awards
• Provide instruction in government, history, law and democracy, and avoid teaching only rote facts about dry procedures.For more information on research-based best practices, visit the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools website.
• Discuss current local, national and international issues and events in the classroom, particularly those that young people view as important to their lives.
• Offer extracurricular activities that provide opportunities for young people to get involved in their schools or communities.
• Encourage student participation in school governance.
• Encourage students’ participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures such as voting, trials, legislative deliberation, and diplomacy.