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Educator Resources

This page is filled with Educator resources to help support your civic engagement projects.

Below is a  link to community organizations that need your help.  If any of them are of interest contact them to see how you can make a difference.

Below is a  link to our google drive that holds invaluable civic education information

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Below is a  link to our google drive that outlines and describes many of our civic engagement activities.

By Constitutional Rights Foundation and Michelle Herczog, Ed.D..  

 

California History-Social Science Framework that gives students an opportunity to identify a public policy issue in their school, community, state, or across the nation, and gather information from a variety of sources to analyze and understand.

Have them identify:

• the cause(s) of the issue;

• conflicting points of view about the issue – why is this a problem and to whom?

• which individuals or groups are affected; which are not affected;

• various solutions that are constitutional and unconstitutional;

• pro/con arguments and cost/benefit analysis of various solutions.

To chart the course for civic learning in California, Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson formed the California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning.

We invite you to join us by following the practical steps outlined in this blueprint—for schools, parents and communities.  This is a report By The California Task Force On K-12 Civic Learning as of August 2014.

The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy is an inquiry-based content framework for excellence

in civic and history education for all learners that is organized by major themes and questions, supported

by key concepts. It is vertically spiraled across four grade bands (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12), and offers a

vision for the integration of history and civic education throughout grades K–12.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education in collaboration with the Content, Literacy, Inquiry, and Citizenship

(CLIC) Project has developed two online, no-cost, self-paced courses to help 11th and 12th grade students learn

and demonstrate understanding of the California Constitution and tribal government structures and

organizations in order to meet Criteria 2 to earn the State Seal of Civic Engagement:

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