PARTICIPATING IN A CONNECTED WORLD:
EXPLORING CIVIC ISSUES, DISCOVERING CIVIC INTERESTS
what does being politically active mean to you?
This conversation starter invites students to listen to a KQED/Youth Radio commentary and to read a short article before discussing how the definitions of civics and politics are changing in the current moment. >
Ask your students to...
Listen to KQED/Youth Radio commentary -- What does being politically active mean to you? and read the short article below it, “Learn More About Teens and Politics.”
Consider the questions: Do teens today identify with political parties? Are they redefining political action? What does being politically active mean to you?
Read other young people’s responses on Twitter by searching tweets with the hashtag, #DoNowPolitics.
Create their own response and, if they feel comfortable tweeting, share their tweet.