Civics for Today: Participation and Citizenship

Civics for Today: Participation and Citizenship

Grades 9–12

Develop and encourage responsible citizenship

Stresses citizen participation in civic life, how government works at all levels, and how the economy operates in the world today.

Direct involvement in civic life is emphasized in this single semester or full-year text for a U.S. civics or government course. Covers the nature of law, the political process, how the economic system works, and making a difference.

The content and organization follows guidelines set forth in Civitas: A Framework for Civic Education developed by the Center for Civic Education in collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship and the National Council for the Social Studies.

Titles in This Program



Civics For Today: Participation and Citizenship, Revised Edition
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Program Features & Resources

  • Reality Check features present real conflicts and situations that illustrate key chapter points.
  • Power of One highlights the civic accomplishments of real people.
  • Chapter review exercises include matching, multiple-choice, essay and document-based questions, and suggested activities.
  • Complete text of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and Constitutional Amendments.
  • Students learn to apply acquired knowledge to real-life situations.
  • Varied question program ensures students will understand the concepts and ideas in the narrative and be able to apply their knowledge to real-life situations.
  • Concepts are clarified and amplified by original drawings, political cartoons, photographs, charts, tables, diagrams, and maps.
  • 336 pages.
Teacher Materials

Teacher Manual

Practical support includes concept overviews, key vocabulary, learning objectives, discussion/motivation prompts, questions, activities, and additional sources.

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