Understanding This Moment through Civic Education

Educators of every kind work to equip their students with the knowledge and thinking skills they need to be happy, healthy, and to make positive contributions to the world. When we see the world changing around us, our students do, too. 

In times of social change, the role of the educator to provide context to events, build critical thinking skills, and even help students to process difficult thoughts or emotions, is especially vital. In the United States today, attention is being turned to questions of diversity, tolerance and bigotry, and freedom and equality, as ongoing protests have taken to the streets of cities in every state of the American union. Even more specific questions about American federalism, constitutional rights and duties, and economic conditions are being raised.

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