- Participating effectively in civic life through knowing how to stay informed and understanding governmental processes
- Exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship at local, state, national and global levels
- Understanding the local and global implications of civic decisions
Additional resources on civic literacy:
Highly regarded nonprofit organization.
Since 2001, CIRCLE has conducted, collected, and funded research on the civic and political participation of young Americans. CIRCLE is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Carnegie C.
4. Civics Quiz
Online civics quiz - for high school students
Everything to do with social studies in a child friendly environment, with age appropriate links.
Lesson plans for civics education
Thought provoking article that describes a gaming approach to civics education.
The Close Up Foundation is the nation's largest nonprofit (501(c)(3)), nonpartisan citizenship education organization. Since its founding in 1970, Close Up has worked to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process.
About.com resource page on U.S. government
NAEP Civics results
Civics Online is a collaborative, online project providing a rich array of primary sources, professional development tools, and interactive activities to help in the teaching of civics.
Online civics curriculum for immigration course
13. The Common Good
This site brings together a wide range of resources for learning about civics and citizenship. You will find materials for schools, for formal post secondary study and for anyone interested in the field.
The Campaign for the Civic Mission Schools was created to increase the quality and quantity of civic learning in our schools, grades K-12. The Campaign works to bring about changes in state, local, and national policy that promote civic learning and implementation
The Civic Education volume is designed specifically for language teachers who are turning toward content-based instruction to promote content learning and language learning in their classes.
16. Civnet Website
CIVNET is an online resource and service for civic education practitioners (teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum designers), as well as scholars, policymakers, civic-minded journalists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting civic education all over the world.
Good source material for civics education The Institute for the Study of Civic Values was established in Philadelphia in 1973 to build a new politics of community focused on the fulfillment of America's historic civic ideals.