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Summer Reading and Reflection for Democratic Classrooms

 This is a reposting with updated content and links.

A recent study involving rural farmers and...

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Communicating with Posters for All Learners

Brett Bigham supports teachers in differentiating their instruction. In this blog, he unpacks a...

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U.S. History Curriculum to Prepare Students for Active Citizenship

Historians often say the best way to understand the present is through the study of the past. At 

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Sparking Joy in the Classroom with Student-Formulated Questions

Editor's Note: This is the first of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institue ...

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Talking Across Political Differences

Part of our job is to teach young people how to talk with one another, especially with people...

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Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these...

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Tch Tips: 4 Ways to Integrate Civic Learning Throughout the Year

Are you trying to figure out how to extend your students’ interest and engagement in democracy...

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Neighborhood Signs

Editor's Note: Niamh K., a student in Janelle Bence's freshman English class, is one of three...

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2018 Texas Senate Race: O'Rourke vs Cruz

Editor's Note: Anekah Kelley, a student in Janelle Bence's freshman English class, is one of...

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Texas’ Political Signs

Editor's Note: Emma Mathis, a student in Janelle Bence's freshman English class, is one of three...

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Making Midterm Elections Meaningful: Awakening Civic Engagement

High school is a pivotal time for students for many reasons. Youth are entering a new school....

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Project LIT: Spreading the Word About Your Community Book Club

Editor’s Note: In this Tch DIY video series, Tch Laureate Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe shares the...

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Summer Reading and Reflection for Democratic Classrooms

A recent study involving rural farmers and urban activists in North Dakota asked each group to...

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The Digital Civics Toolkit: 5 Resource Modules for Educators

As we come to the end of another school year, it’s often a moment to pause and imagine what new...

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Building Democratic Classrooms: Cultivating Civic Competencies

Question for you: If the health of our democracy depends on the people, then when do we learn...

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Integrating Blogging into the Classroom

Blogging. It’s such an inspirational and aspirational idea to incorporate into the classroom. It...

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Integrating How-To Videos to Empower Student Learning

As adults, we often rely on people with practical knowledge to model procedures for certain...

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Educators Help Students Leverage the Power of Digital Civics

We can all agree that most young people are frequent and savvy users of digital media and online...

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Literature, Identity, Agency: Civic Engagement in the Classroom

I was recently asked, “What is a current trend in education that has shaped your teaching?” My...

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Supporting Students in Developing Persuasive Policy Arguments

Mr. G. was a literacy teacher at a Colorado high school where more than 80 percent of the...

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