||Citizenship in the 21st Century
||What does an effective citizen do? Why are effective citizens necessary in a participatory democracy? What should students learn about history, civics, economics and/or geography in order to be prepared for their roles as citizens? What are the roles of parents, teachers and others in preparing effective citizens? What important person in your life—parent, friend, sibling, teacher or other role model—has contributed substantively to your understanding of citizenship, and how? What cases, examples, or instances of effective citizenship have you observed, participated in and/or supported? Send us your ideas, stories, pictures, or other responses.
National Council for the Social Studies is the largest association in the nation devoted solely to social studies education--the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities — promotes civic competence through the systematic study of disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, and others that provide the content knowledge intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of the association is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.
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