Linking With School-Day Civics
School-day civics learning goes hand in hand with civic learning and engagement projects. By finding out what civics lessons are being taught in school and then establishing out-of-school time projects that complement these lessons, programs can facilitate a more seamless learning experience for youth. Likewise, a program can initiate a civic learning and engagement project, then get school day teachers on board to extend the learning in the classroom.
On the chart below, find some ideas for translating school-day civics into out-of-school time projects, and fill in your own ideas, too. For more help with linking to school-day civics lessons, see the Building School Day Civics into Out-of-School Time Projects tool for more information.
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Students learn about the U.S. Constitution, and write an essay about how U.S. law impacts freedom of speech.
A group of students use their understanding of freedom of speech to craft a “social media policy” in cooperation with their school administration, the PTA and the school board. This experience helps students to better articulate the pros, cons and limits of the First Amendment.
Students learn about how foods get from the farm to our tables, and pick a specific food to research.
This awareness prompts students to partner with local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to sell locally grown organic produce as a response to concerns about pesticides in food. This partnership provides students with hands-on experience with issues such as subsidies, tariffs and other economics topics addressed in class.
- 2Key Terms
- 3Project-Based Learning Diagram
- 4What Makes a Good Project?
- 5Life Is Full of Projects
- 6Benefits of Projects
- 721st Century Skills
- 8Habits of Mind
- 9Projects or Activities?
- 10Project Kickoff
- 11Understanding Community Needs
- 12Become Active Investigators
- 13Engaging Students in Active Learning
- 14What Makes a Good Driving Question?
- 15Project Launch
- 16Learning by Doing
- 17Learning by Doing: Example
- 18Project-Based Learning in Action
- 19The Adult's Role
- 20Working With Diverse Student Groups
- 22Culminating Event Examples
- 23Time to Shine
- 24The Audience
- 25Document and Evaluate the Learning
- 27Civic Learning and Engagement Introduction
- 28Civic Learning and Engagement
- 29Committed to Positive Change
- 30Key Civic Terms
- 31A Special Kind of Project-Based Learning
- 32Civic Learning and Engagement in Action
- 33Encouraging Active Participation
- 34Building 21st Century Skills
- 35Linking With School-Day Civics
- 36Linking Civic Learning and Engagement With School-Day Learning
- 37Linking Skills and Academics With Civic Life
- 38Starting a Project
- 39Develop a Plan of Action
- 40Implement a Plan of Action
- 41Evaluate and Reflect
- 42Realizing the Results
- 43Learn More Library
- 46Check for Understanding
- 1Implementing Project-Based Learning
- 2Keep It Youth Centered
- 3Youth-Centered Coaching Moment
- 4Set Clear Goals and Objectives
- 5Goals and Objectives Coaching Moment
- 6Make it Doable and Sustainable
- 7Projects Over Time — Coaching Moment
- 8Facilitating Self-Directed Learning
- 9Self-Directed Learning Example
- 10Self-Directed Learning — Example 2
- 11Facilitation Strategies
- 12Think Globally, Act Locally
- 13Projects for Every Age
- 14Incorporate Multiple Perspectives
- 15Facilitation for Success
- 16Working With Agencies and Groups
- 17Demonstrate and Document Learning
- 18Demonstrate Learning — Coaching Moment
- 19Demonstrate Learning — Coaching Moment 2
- 20Pull It Together
- 21Additional Resources