From Edutopia. To a teacher, even the 4th of July has teachable moments! Happy 4th to all my American readers!
It’s a presidential election year, and blogger Mark Phillips has tips for educating students to be active participants in our democratic process. 2. Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics
Blogger Andrew Miller on how civics games and simulations can give students a feel for how government really works.
3. Show Students How to Stand Up and Speak Out
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares tips for including social justice lessons and activities in school curriculum.
4. Use Service Learning to Engage Kids
Get strategies for starting meaningful service projects that help the community and boost student connections.
5. Expose Students to Democratic Decision Making
From the archives: Blogger Suzie Boss shares the story of how one influential statesman was changed by an early experience in student government.
And there’s much more at the site: