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Three Economics Essential Questions For Your Social Studies Class

Picture of a castle with the title, "Is the Economy Fair? And Other Essential Questions About Economics."

It’s a common complaint today that people don’t know how the government works and that they don’t learn anything about civics in schools. One reason for that is that we often misuse social studies courses – setting them up as history courses dominated by facts and chronology. Instead, we should organize these classes around a […]

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Examples of Project Citizen Winners and Project Based Learning

A sleepy stressed out student and a drone, with a title saying, "Examples of Project Citizen"

Project Citizen is a textbook and curriculum designed to help you teach civics through project based learning. You can make it the centerpiece of your civics class or incorporate it as an extended project into a history class. If you’re not familiar with the program, you can read more about Project Citizen here. But today […]

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Is CNN 10 Biased?

Looking up at the scales of justice statue with a dark sky behind her.

This is a question I hear often enough when I talk about teaching current events – is CNN 10 biased? CNN10 (formerly CNN Student News) is one of my favorite resources for teaching current events. I’ve written about why I like CNN10 as well as ways that you can incorporate it into your class. But looking […]

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Teaching Civics with Episode 8 of The Mayor: Monuments Man

The cast of the Mayor in Episode 8, Monuments Men

This week, episode eight of The Mayor aired. In this episode, “Monuments Man,” Courtney Rose tries to save a local establishment, Tito’s, from being gentrified. The show is a relevant way to expose students to issues related to local government and politics. As part of an ongoing series, we’ve been reviewing each episode and highlighting some […]

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Civics and Chill: What’s On Your Binge Watch List for the Holiday Break?

Popcorn and Hot Chocolate on a table in front of a Fireplace

The holiday break is coming up, and that week means free time and a chance to catch up on leisure activities. Last week, I shared a list of civics related books that you should consider reading over the break. But maybe your brain needs a break, and you just want to veg out in front […]

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Teaching Civics with Episode 7 of The Mayor: Here Comes the Governor

Mayor Courtney Rose on a shooting range with the Governor.

This week, episode seven of The Mayor aired. In this episode, “Here Comes the Governor,” Courtney Rose entertains the Governor on a trip to Fort Grey. He also wrestles with the challenge of “playing the game” while staying true to himself. The show is an interesting and relatable way to expose students to issues related […]

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