CIVICS EDUCATION MATERIALS

Photo of kids in a classroom raising their hands NCSL makes available, free of charge, materials for high school, middle/junior high and elementary school students to be used by state legislators visiting classrooms. To request materials, please contact your state legislative coordinator or email btsp@ncsl.org.

 

 

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QUOTES | REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

President Lincoln statuteA collection of quotes from famous people about civic education, representative democracy or the duties of citizens in a democracy. Thanks to the Center for Civic Education-many of these quotes originally appear in their text, We the People...the Citizen and the Constitution. Contributions of new quotes are welcome and should be sent to trust@ncsl.org.

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OVERVIEW | TRUST FOR REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

The Trust for Representative Democracy is a bold civic education campaign designed to engage citizens and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions. Based on the ideas and fundamental principles set forth by the framers of the Constitution, the Trust for Representative Democracy promotes civic engagement and dispels cynicism toward government.

Citizens of all ages who aspire to promote the free exchange of ideas, confront and solve the critical issues of our time, and help make our nation a better place in which to live benefit from the Trust for Representative Democracy. The Trust instills the values of representative democracy, clarifies the democratic process and encourages Americans to play a responsible role in their government.

Trust for Representative Democracy

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LEGISBRIEF: TACKLING THE AMERICAN CIVICS EDUCATION CRISIS

Image of the LegisBrief logoMillions of American students and adults are unfamiliar with how their government works, leading experts to sound the alarm about a crisis in civics education. Armed with evidence of the lack of knowledge, the Civics Education Initiative and other programs aim to reverse a trend they say leaves American democracy vulnerable. 

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"THE CITIZEN"

Photo of "the citizen" compact discAmerica's Legislators Back to School Program is pleased to present our video, "The Citizen"!  Join the Citizen in a journey to learn about our republic and the roles and responsibilities of citizens.

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