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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. 

PARTICIPATE

PARTICIPATING IN A CONNECTED WORLD:
EXPLORING CIVIC ISSUES, DISCOVERING CIVIC INTERESTS

TEACHER BACKGROUND

INFORMATION

Teaching Channel Deep Dive on Educating for Democracy in Digital Age. Videos and curricular resources.

 

Evans, Christina. (2015).  Blog post. The Nuts and Bolts of the Digital Civic Imagination. DML Central Blog.

 

Hodgin, E.  (2016). Blog post with resource links: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age. DML Central blog.

 

KQED Teach: Free online module on Media Foundations that helps educators explore foundational digital media literacy concepts. You can also explore other modules from KQED Teach here.

 

Kahne, J., Hodgin, E., & Eidman-Aadahl, E. (2016). Overview: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic Engagement.

Full article: “Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic Engagement.” Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1).

 

Kahne, J., Middaugh, E., & Allen, D. (2015). “Youth, new media and the rise of participatory politics.” In D. Allen & J. Light (Eds.), From Voice to Influence. Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press.

 

Korbey, H. (2017). New Times Call for a New Civics. Edutopia.

 

The Black Youth Project. Digital Media and Struggles for Justice: Video and curriculum. (*Also recommended as an Extension Idea above.)  “The video uses the mobilization effects of the #SayHerName campaign to examine the ways that young people are engaged in political action. The video features interviews with prominent activists, scholars, organizers, and others involved in justice work. The curriculum provides media and key takeaways for a “Digital Media and Struggles for Justice” workshop.”