With an increase in youth participation in Civic movements, Civics education is more important than ever.
ADL brings a unique and valuable perspective and qualifications to the Civics classroom, stressing the values of respect, diversity and active participation as the pillars of a democratic society. ADL, with its history of anti-bias education programs and a civil rights background, has a deep understanding of democratic systems and the need for informed participation and respectful dialogue.
Our comprehensive one-semester curriculum for high school Civics educators include timely lesson plans that encourage students to understand their role in government and society and to actively engage in their communities. While utilizing ADL Education’s anti-bias framework, the 80-lesson curriculum focuses on six major themes: Civic Participation, Structures of Democracy, Social Justice and Civil Rights, Power and Privilege, Identity and Membership and Media and News Literacy. Through these themes, the curriculum invites students to stretch their ideas of what an active democracy looks like and requires.
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