What's the Big Idea?

Engaging Our Students in a Democratic Society

September 18, 2019 What's the Big Idea?
What's the Big Idea?
Engaging Our Students in a Democratic Society
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What's the Big Idea?
Engaging Our Students in a Democratic Society
Sep 18, 2019
What's the Big Idea?

In which Dan examines the place of civics education in a democracy and the state of civics ed in America today. First he's joined by Emily Cardinali, who reported for NPR last year, to talk about what we mean by 'civics' and where civics in American classrooms stands today (3:50). Then he speaks with Joel Westheimer, researcher and professor at the University of Ottawa, to talk about why civics is so vital in a democratic society (20:00). Comments and questions are welcome on Twitter @BigIdeaEd

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In which Dan examines the place of civics education in a democracy and the state of civics ed in America today. First he's joined by Emily Cardinali, who reported for NPR last year, to talk about what we mean by 'civics' and where civics in American classrooms stands today (3:50). Then he speaks with Joel Westheimer, researcher and professor at the University of Ottawa, to talk about why civics is so vital in a democratic society (20:00). Comments and questions are welcome on Twitter @BigIdeaEd