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ERIC Number: EJ852884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Five Ways to Increase Civic Engagement
Levin-Goldberg, Jennifer
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v22 n1 p15-18 Sep-Oct 2009
This article describes five ways to contribute to the development of civically engaged citizens based on activities that have been widely used and described in detail over the last ten years: (1) Service-Learning Projects; (2) Extracurricular Activities; (3) Class Discussions and Debates; (4) Role Plays and Simulations; and (5) Home-School Connections. It is impossible to arrive at a formula or recipe for an educator to follow that will produce an ideal citizen; however, the activities described in this article have been found to yield positive results with young students in various settings across the United States. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States