Throughout the Process, youth develop and practice the civic skills they need to participate in a more democratic and just society when they ask questions, conduct research, communicate with stakeholders, and offer evidence based solutions to local issues.
The following tools will help students to:
- Develop questions and plan inquiries
- Apply disciplinary concepts and tools
- Evaluate sources and use evidence
- Communicate conclusions and take informed action
Civic Skills and Engagement Tools
Core Competencies in Civic Engagement
This working paper from the Center for Engaged Democracy’s Policy Paper Series was developed by the Center for Engaged Democracy’s Core Competencies Committee as a result of their examination, documentation, and synthesis of what “core competencies’ look like in academic programs, which are listed on page 6 of this document. This list can provide insight into what is involved in civic engagement and civic action.
The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools has developed a list of civic competencies that include civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Finding Government Information
Tips for finding information on government and policy information.
Civic Engagement Chart
Civic Engagement Chart – developed by PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement)