Civics Is Dead

S1E1 - What’s Wrong?

In the first episode of Civics Is Dead, we lay out the statistics that let us know that something is terribly wrong with the knowledge (and lack thereof) that American students have about their own country’s political history. How does this bode for the future of the United States?

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S1E2 - The Plot Thickens

The plot thickens as we unravel the results of a 2018 survey conducted by The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation that details the sad state of Americans’ knowledge of their own history. In other words, didn’t climate change cause the Cold War?

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S1E3 - The Why

It's time to explore the reasons WHY schools aren’t devoting more classroom time to teaching social studies, history and civics. Could it have something to do with leaving someone behind?

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S1E4 - Ready, Set, Go…

We tackle the 2009 roll-out of President Barack Obama’s “Race To The Top” education reform initiative to see if our schools, teachers, and students improved. Although, one can’t help but wonder if anyone really wins when the focus is only on winning?

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S1E5 - Fixing The Problem

We examine the results of the 2018 Brown Center Report on American Education and see how the results reveal a path forward – a path that will lead us to “fixing the problem” while making civics education classes the highlight of a student’s day! Let’s do this.

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S1E6 - It’s All About The Teacher

We continue our look at how to address the problem of the decreasing amount of time American schools are devoting to the teaching of American history, civics and social studies. Using the 2018 Brown Center Report on American Education, we look at our nation’s Social Studies teachers and their demographics. Finally, we go over some suggestions for future sampler lessons and a mandate to teachers across the United States. Make your lessons more experiential or risk failure in guaranteeing the survival of participatory democracy in the United States. Because in the end, it’s all about the teacher.

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