In this episode, we consider the role of civics, government, and political science in K-5 classrooms. We explore related standards, connections to the NCSS, and review some essential content and topics for elementary learners. We also visit some key civic digital resources for the classroom.
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Social Studies Education in a Multicultural Society (Elementary Education) was created by Lori T. Meier for the Fall 2020 semester as part of East Tennessee State University's Open and Affordable Course Material Awards Program.
Meier, Lori T., "Episode 7: Civic Competence for Young Learners" (2021). Social Studies Education in a Multicultural Society (Elementary Education). 7.