Learn About Action Civics

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Action Civics: Who’s Responsible?


Educating for American Democracy

Education Commission of the States

Generation Citizen



The National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement

National Council for Social Studies

The New Civics Infrastructure

Action Civics: Key Documents

The National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future

U.S. Department of Education, Advancing Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action

Caryn McTighe Musil, Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines

College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Illinois Civic Blueprint

Lisa Guilfoile and Brady Delander, Guidebook: Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning

Action Civics: What’s Wrong With It

Academic Questions Symposium (Fall 2012): A Crucible Moment? A Forum on the President’s Call for a New Civics

David Randall, Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics

Thomas K. Lindsay and Lucy Meckler, “Action Civics,” “New Civics,” “Civic Engagement,” and “Project-Based Civics”: Advances in Civic Education?

Stanley Kurtz, “‘Action Civics’ Replaces Citizenship with Partisanship”

Oregon Association of Scholars, “Responding to Social Justice Rhetoric”

City Journal, Yes, Critical Race Theory Is Being Taught in Schools

Action Civics: Ways to Respond

David Lantz, Principles of Civics Instruction

Action Civics: A Glossary

Action Civics Glossary

Action Civics: The Latest News

California Foundation for Equal Rights, CFER 2022 Policy Report: California Action Civics Bills & Programs

Stanley Kurtz, “GOP Suicide by Civics”

Stanley Kurtz, “The Greatest Education Battle of Our Lifetimes”

Stanley Kurtz, “Civics Showdown in Texas”

Stanley Kurtz, “Biden Set to Push Critical Race Theory on U.S. Schools”

Stanley Kurtz, “How to Keep CRT and Action Civics Out of K-12”