Investigate ways to get your students involved in the ongoing struggle for equality for the citizens of Washington, DC. The great humanitarian, Albert Schweitzer said “teaching by example is not the best way, it’s the only way.”
Here you will find real time examples which can involve your students in experiential learning that will teach them lesson that will last a lifetime.
Past is prolog so learning about the present requires understand our history. For more than 200 years the residents of The Nation’s Capital have fought to become equal citizens, and in that struggle lies many lessons about the development of American democracy and its continued evolution. As we explore American democracy, we will document our past, present and future so that we can teach not only what has been and what is, but also what’s possible.
Discover resources that will help you teach students to the standards outlined by the Center for Civic Education, the non-profit group that that promotes social studies education nationwide. Help students connect on social media, access historical documents and do academic research that will engage them, teach them and help prepare them for their role as American citizens. Find information on civic life, government, democracy, politics and citizenship in action, that will help students learn about our democracy and their
place in it.
Teach Democracy is not only a learning resource, it is an experiment in democracy itself. It needs to be responsive to students and faculty, and to do that we need your input. We want to learn from your classroom experiences and connect with each other to provide for curriculums that result in the best understanding for students. As educators, we need your help to learn, to grow and to help provide students with an outstanding venue to learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Getting involved in democracy is the best way for your voice to be heard. Create subjects and creating discussions that further our causes!
Teach Democracy will touch on the past and present issues challenging our nation.
Welcome to Teach Democracy, a site specially designed to provide educators with tools and information for teaching students to a standard that promotes civic competency. Focusing on the 215 year struggle of the citizens of the Nation’s Capitol to reach equality through statehood, this site integrates “real time” examples of democracy in action with historical facts, related issues and information about becoming a fully functioning citizen in our great democracy.
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