Friday, July 26th, 2013
Educators at the Center for Civic Education have released a brand-new interactive civics ebook aimed at high school students. The project, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, includes lessons exploring the philosophical basis of our democracy with cooperative-learning exercises.
The comprehensive program is easily accessible on desktops, laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones. The 39 lessons span the gamut from exploring the Federalist Papers to reviewing video tutorials by First Amendment scholars to in-depth political biographies. The software enables students to take notes and highlight the text directly in the program while they read and complete quizzes and assessments after each lesson.
Founded in 1964, the Center for Civic Education aims to help students develop a deeper understanding of constitutional democracy and build the requisite skills to participate as responsible citizens and has reached more than 30 million students. Their mission is to “[promote] an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.”