Civics Connection

Being a smart, engaged participant in civic life starts with becoming a critical consumer of news and information. In the Civics Connections blog, we share ideas, strategies and resources for integrating news literacy skills into civics-aligned curriculum to encourage greater civic engagement among students.

Following your elected officials on social media

If you teach civics or social studies, encourage your students to identify their elected officials — local, state and national — and to use social media to follow what those officials are doing. This connectedness presents several unique educational opportunities.

Civics Connection Blog

Why Civics Connection?

Information is a fundamental element of democracy. It is the basis for our understanding of the world around us: how we analyze social issues, assess challenges, determine political priorities, form opinions and evaluate our options. It is, in short, the raw material we use to make decisions and take action. Civic engagement in the 21st…