Good Citizens Understand Community, Engage Actively
Except for small groups of hermits, found here and there throughout human history, most human persons have lived in community since the earliest times. Perhaps it was first necessary for survival, but throughout the ages humans have formed communities and lived social lives for comfort and fulfillment.
Civic Education and the Voting Booth
Educators may wonder if efforts to encourage citizenship have any lasting effect. A recent study offers good news.
NY students interview vets, use stories to create interactive book
Fourth graders in New York’s Thornell Road Elementary School are making some new friends in their Pittsford community, and chronicling their stories in a book about service and sacrifice.
IN history teacher brings Pledge of Allegiance to life through personal connections
Greensburg High School history teacher John Pratt is bringing the Pledge of Allegiance to life in a unique way that’s inspiring students to think big.
Student patriotism at ID elementary goes viral, highlights influence of school employees
When Idaho mother Amanda Reallan arrived at Hayden Meadows Elementary to pick up her kids after school one day last month, what she witnessed compelled her to take a photo and post it online.
Growing percentage of superintendents concerned about preparing students to be good citizens
A 2018 survey of K-12 superintendents found that the percentage of district leaders concerned about students graduating unprepared to participate for civic life increased drastically over the last year.
Texas teen fights expulsion for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance
A Texas high schooler is fighting to reverse an expulsion for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, an act of defiance she argues is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Students leaders blend lessons from military, sports to serve a greater purpose
Two student athletes at George Washington University are sharing how the lessons they’ve learned through years of military training and team sports have prepared them to excel as leaders.
Students march on September 11 to honor first responders
Students at Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Early Childhood Center may not fully understand the gravity of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but they’re getting a sense of the American spirit that brought the country together in the wake of that horrific day.