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Students explore their identities and communities, identify civic issues that matter to them, and consider how they might use digital media for civic participation.

Students work to understand and analyze civic information online, and consider what information they

can trust.

Students navigate diverse perspectives and exchange ideas about civic issues in our inter-connected world .

Students consider how, when and to what end they can create, remix and otherwise re-purpose content that they share with others in online spaces.

Students consider a broad range of tactics and strategies for acting on civic issues. 

MODULES

For easy navigation, the contents of each Digital Civics Toolkit modules are color-coded as follows:

Each Digital Civics Toolkit module contains a conversation starter, several activities, and a closing reflection with very broad instructional suggestions. Depending on the age and level of your students, you may need to integrate additional scaffolding and supports. If you would like to dig deeper into concepts, there are links to additional extension activities that you can consider. For more information on the ideas and concepts in each module, there is a Teacher Background Information section that includes links to articles, blogs, videos, and further resources.

Conversation

Starter

Themed

Activity

Set

Closing

Reflection

Teacher

Background

The Digital Civics Toolkit is organized into a five distinct modules that each capture a key practice

associated with digital civics: