Reference Materials - Civitas Framework

CIVITAS, a comprehensive K-12 model for civic education, sets forth in detail the civic knowledge, skills, dispositions, and commitments necessary for effective citizenship in the 21st century. Developed over three years with contributions from more than 40 scholars across the country, as well as guidance from dozens of educators and teachers, CIVITAS outlines a program of civic competence and responsibility among young people and encourages their participation in the political and civic life of their communities and the nation. Presented in clear, easy-to-use format, CIVITAS is a valuable resource. Major topics are civic virtue, civic participation, and civic knowledge and skills.

CIVITAS is designed for

    • curriculum specialists at all levels
    • teachers
    • school boards
    • public and private schools
    • teacher educators
    • local educational agencies
    • social studies and history textbook authors
    • professional library collections



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