A term often used to describe programs that offer student instruction and enrichment activities during nonschool hours (see also: out-of-school time, increased learning time)
An individual’s sense of being part of his or her community, through interaction and activities that provide tangible connections to the community
An approach that provides students with experiences, resources, and tools that help them develop the knowledge, awareness, understanding and skills necessary to be active, effective citizens prepared to address important issues in their community and the world at large
The study of government and what it means to be a citizen, including the rights and benefits as well as the responsibilities and obligations
Government in which the supreme power is vested in the people, either directly by the people or by the people through their elected agents; also, as a concept, democracy is a set of ideas and principles dedicated to the preservation of freedom in a society
Involvement in the process of understanding, debating, and participating in the democratic process through political action, education, or voting
Hours outside of the regular school day, and they are often used for student enrichment activities that augment regular school-time instruction. Out-of-school time can occur before or after school, or in the summer.
A system of laws, regulations, and actions endorsed by a government
Students are invited to express opinions and make choices about planning and implementing their own learning experiences
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