New Resources on the Teaching Channel’s Educating for Democracy Deep Dive
We have all witnessed an impressive array of youth civic engagement recently related to pressing issues such as gun control, systemic racism, sexual assault, and immigration to name a few. Young people’s efforts to respond to these challenges have spurred many to see the ever increasing importance of civic education in schools in order to promote young people’s thoughtful and effective participation in democracy. In response, the Educating for Democracy Deep Dive was launched in November 2017 in partnership with the Teaching Channel. It provides educators with videos, resources, and readings focused on high-quality civic learning in the digital age.
A new essential question was just added to the Deep Dive focused on: How do I assess my students’ civic learning? This collection of resources will help educators find ways to assess students’ civic learning in a variety of projects. You can also read the four new blog posts listed below and learn about a variety of tools for assessing students’ online civic reasoning, civic writing, civic presentations, and their performance on civic projects.