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Build a New Generation of Engaged Citizens

Prepare your students to take informed action with powerful classroom materials and interactive activities

Engaged. Informed. Active.

Key ingredients to informed action are at the core of our curricula. K-12 students discover their worlds through structured, yet flexible, curriculum and supplemental materials.

Inspire informed action in elementary students

Young Citizens is a comprehensive elementary program that helps students explore their role in their communities and our world. Hands-on lessons hosted by diverse characters promote active learning, inquiry, and deep knowledge.
  
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Multiple pathways to action for secondary students

Active Classroom provides powerful opportunities to engage students in interactive projects. Students address social and political questions through a process of close reading, analysis, and decision-making, preparing them for their futures as informed and active members of society.

Supplemental Resources for Teaching Informed Action

Inquiry Arc in US History
THE INQUIRY ARC IN US HISTORY

Set of 6 Reproducible Activity Books

THE INQUIRY ARC IN U.S. HISTORY - Social Studies
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Spark inquiry through compelling questions

Featuring important topics in U.S. history, these activity books form a complete set. Each unit follows the Inquiry Arc and its four dimensions, including an overarching question, a contextual background essay, and primary sources. Handouts guide students through analysis of the sources from historical, geographical, civic, and economic perspectives. Units include optional summative activities that push students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations.

Titles in this series

  •   Colonial America
  •   Slavery and the Early Republic
  •  Changes in the New Nation
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • A Rising Industrial Giant
  • America’s 20th Century

 

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The Inquiry Arc in World History
THE INQUIRY ARC IN WORLD HISTORY
Set of 6 Reproducible Activity Books
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THE INQUIRY ARC IN WORLD HISTORY

Spark inquiry through important topics

Featuring compelling questions about world history, these activity books form a complete set. Each unit follows the Inquiry Arc and its four dimensions, including an overarching question, a contextual background essay, and primary sources. Handouts guide students through analysis of the sources from historical, geographical, civic, and economic perspectives. Units include optional summative activities that push students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations.

Titles in this series

  • The Early Civilizations
  • The Classical Age
  • The Age of Faith
  • The Age of Revolutions
  • The End of the Imperial Age

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Taking Informed Action
TAKING INFORMED ACTION
Interact Simulation for Service Learning
TAKING INFORMED ACTION - Social Studies
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TAKING INFORMED ACTION

Solving real-world problems through service-learning

Draw students into civic engagement with this multi-week instructional unit, which utilizes the C3 Framework. Activities and worksheets guide students through the process of creating and executing service-learning projects. They analyze issues found in the world around them, build plans to actively address those issues, develop proposals to promote their plans, design implementation procedures, and then execute the service-learning project, evaluate its effectiveness, and publicize the results. The unit typically runs for 7–11 class periods but may be shortened or lengthened based on need.

Features

  •   Lesson plans
  •   Teaching tips
  •   Reproducible handouts
  • Flexible time frame

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Politicraft
POLITICRAFT
Action Civics Card Game
POLITICRAFT - Social Studies
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POLITICRAFT

Learning civics can be fun

Challenge students to solve social problems with this fun card game, the goal of which is to accumulate the most “social impact” points. Along the way, students learn how the political system works and the multiple pathways available to address school issues, strengthen community, and foster greater civic participation nationwide. As the game moves through various levels of civic involvement, students gain an understanding of what it takes to achieve real change.

Overview:

  •  For 2–6 players
  •  Playtime is one class period
  •  Aligned with C3 Framework

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Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice
SOCIAL STUDIES, LITERACY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
A Guide for Teachers
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New ways of thinking about history

Designed for both novice and experienced educators, this guide provides an innovative framework for embedding social studies instruction in social justice within the context of literacy. Learn ways to restructure, reshape, and manipulate mandated curriculum materials to teach from a critical perspective. Featuring sample lessons, pedagogic strategies with Common Core connections, and reflection exercises.

Details:

  •   168 pages
  •   Copyright 2013
  •   Published by Teachers College Press

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