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Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines

Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it
Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on cyberbullying, netiquette, and internet safety.


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Facebook in Education

Facebook in Education | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

Objective of this Facebook Page:
To serve as an ongoing resource for information about how educators can best use Facebook.

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Home | www.streetlaw.org

Home | www.streetlaw.org | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

We’re Street Law—a nonprofit organization that creates classroom and community programs that teach people about law, democracy, and human rights worldwide. Street Law program participants benefit from “real-life” lessons and insights, which they can use to effect positive change for the rest of their lives. Our accessible, engaging, and interactive programs empower students and communities to become active, legally-savvy contributors to society.

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iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

In 2009, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics to reverse Americans’ declining civic knowledge and participation. Securing our democracy, she realized, requires teaching the next generation to understand and respect our system of governance. Today iCivics comprises not just our board and staff, but also a national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of committed volunteers. Together, we are committed to passing along our legacy of democracy to the next generation.


In just two years, iCivics has produced 16 educational video games as well as vibrant teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all 50 states. Today we offer the nation’s most comprehensive, standards-aligned civics curriculum that is available freely on the Web.

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USCIS - Study Materials for the Civics Test

USCIS - Study Materials for the Civics Test | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly at least six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test. Several study tools are available to help you prepare. To get started, see the materials below.

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High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship - Society and Culture - AEI

High Schools, Civics, and Citizenship - Society and Culture - AEI | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

"History is who we are and why we are the way we are," said David McCullough, perhaps America's most celebrated popular historian. From a nation's history, to its economic structure, politics, and constitutional order, a teacher can inspire appreciation or revulsion, mindless conformism or gratuitous agitation, boredom or wonder. Social studies teachers are uniquely positioned to frame and inform students' outlook about the nation, to tell the story of who we are.

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Civics and Citizenship Toolkit

Civics and Citizenship Toolkit | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it
The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit is the perfect resource for your organization. It contains immigration and civics publications, handbooks, guidance on product usage, and multi-media tools.
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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like:

  • YouTube’s policies
  • How to report content on YouTube
  • How to protect their privacy online
  • How to be responsible YouTube community members
  • How to be responsible digital citizens

We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity.

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To Fully Engage With Kony 2012, Students Need to Become Media Producers | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

To Fully Engage With Kony 2012, Students Need to Become Media Producers | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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WiredSafety: Internet Safety, Education, Help Group

WiredSafety: Internet Safety, Education, Help Group | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it
WiredSafety, is the largest online safety, education and help group in the world. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our thousands of volunteers worldwide.
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WGBH American Experience | Freedom Riders | PBS

WGBH American Experience | Freedom Riders | PBS | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action

(PBS American Experience)

The story of the Freedom Riders offers students a window into the Civil Rights Movement that allows them to identify more closely with the sacrifice and courage that was needed to secure civil rights for all Americans.

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The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it

The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.

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Civics | Welcome

Civics | Welcome | Civic Engagement | Citizenship | Scoop.it
The Civics and Citizenship Education website provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia. A DEST funded project.
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Justyna Wild's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:19 AM

This is an extremely comprehensive site targeted at teachers and students and offers insights into Australia-wide democratic processes as well as meaningful representations of civics at a school and classroom level. The site provides an Indigenous perspective and there are specific case studies that give examples of how to engage different groups within the school community and to encourage democratic participation by "charging students with the responsibility of making decisions that affect their learning environment, and encouraging and trusting their perspective and voice in matters to do with the curriculum, school behaviour policies, the values of the school and the school vision". http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/verve/_resources/DEEWR_CCE_PLP_Module_2_file.pdf#search=stage%202

 

There is a broad range of content across all stages, including content that is specifically related to Stage 2 subject matter:

SSS2.8 Investigates rights, responsibilities and decision-making processes in the school community and demonstrates how participation can contribute to the quality of their school and community life.

 

There are also numerous teaching and learning suggestions;

Active Citizenship – problems and possible solutions

Aussie Symbols

Getting Involved: Volunteers at our school 

Local Government Services and 'Joining In'

Local Government: Town hall detective

Our National Flag ... Since 1901

Representation: How many times am I represented?

This Australian Nation: We are Australian 

Voting and Elections: Voting: Should you have to?

What makes a good citizen?