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Civics in a Digital Republic
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This innovative curriculum book provides key materials, resources, and tools to help secondary educators prepare their students to be engaged citizens of their community, state, nation and world. Five complete units of instruction, based on West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives, provide meaningful lessons while being mindful of the transition from tangible text to more digital curricula:

  • Rights of the Individual 
  • Freedoms of the Individual
  • Responsibilities of the Individual
  • Beliefs Concerning Societal Conditions 
  • Financial Literacy
 Additional features of the curriculum include:
  • 24 lessons that provide specific teaching and learning strategies
  • 4 culminating activities for enrichment opportunities  
  • A matrix illustrating the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives covered
  • A matrix illustrating compliance with the National Council for the Social Studies Standards  
  • A curriculum toolbox that provides over 70 engaging web sites to visit and explore.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 1
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  1. Matrix of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Matrix of Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
  2. p. 4
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  1. Remarks to the Student
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. Civics Education Concepts Lesson
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Civics Education Concepts
  2. pp. 9-14
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  1. Unit A: Rights of the Individual
  2. p. 15
  1. Lesson 1: Media Literacy: Bill of Rights
  2. pp. 16-19
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  1. Lesson 2: Creating Effective Citizens: Civic Resources
  2. pp. 20-23
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  1. Lesson 3: Global Community: Human Rights Resource Center
  2. pp. 24-28
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  1. Lesson 4: Civic Virtue: What Has Value?
  2. pp. 29-35
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  1. Lesson 5: Service Learning: Volunteering and Reflection
  2. pp. 36-46
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  1. Culminating Activity: Rights of the Individual
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. Unit B: Freedoms of the Individual
  2. p. 57
  1. Lesson 1: Media Literacy: The First Amendment
  2. pp. 58-63
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  1. Lesson 2: Creating Effective Citizens: Web Resources
  2. pp. 64-72
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  1. Lesson 3: Global Community: Skype
  2. pp. 73-76
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  1. Lesson 4: Civic Virtue: Digital Artistic Expression of Civic Heroes
  2. pp. 77-84
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  1. Lesson 5: Service Learning: Online Safety and Voting
  2. pp. 85-91
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  1. Freedoms of the Individual: WV Tech Steps
  2. pp. 92-95
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  1. Unit C: Responsibilities of the Individual
  2. p. 96
  1. Lesson 1: Media Literacy: State Officials
  2. pp. 97-101
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  1. Lesson 2: Creating Effective Citizens: Project Citizen and Facing History
  2. pp. 102-109
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  1. Lesson 3: Global Community: Digiteen Project
  2. pp. 110-114
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  1. Lesson 4: Civic Virtue: The "Good" Leader
  2. pp. 115-123
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  1. Lesson 5: Service Learning: Service as Responsibility
  2. pp. 124-129
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  1. Culminating Activity: Cyber Bullying
  2. pp. 130-136
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  1. Unit D: Beliefs Concerning Societal Conditions and Governmental Responsibilities
  2. p. 137
  1. Lesson 1: Media Literacy: The Constitution
  2. pp. 138-145
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  1. Lesson 2: Creating Effective Citizens: The Civic Mirror
  2. pp. 146-149
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  1. Lesson 3: Global Community: Programs for International Relations
  2. pp. 150-164
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  1. Lesson 4: Civic Virtue: Community Civic Virtue
  2. pp. 165-178
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  1. Lesson 5: Service Learning: Our Community
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Culminating Activity: Emerging Democracies
  2. pp. 185-198
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  1. Unit E: Financial Literacy
  2. p. 199
  1. Lesson 1: Council for Economic Education: Financial Literacy for College Prep
  2. pp. 200-203
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  1. Lesson 2: The Mint
  2. pp. 204-207
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  1. Lesson 3: National Financial Capability Challenge
  2. pp. 208-211
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  1. Lesson 4: iCivics
  2. pp. 212-214
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  1. Curriculum Toolbox
  2. p. 215
  1. Digital Tools
  2. pp. 216-218
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  1. Civics Tools
  2. pp. 219-226
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  1. Knowledge Tools
  2. pp. 227-231
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  1. Financial Literacy Tools
  2. pp. 232-233
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  1. Geography Tools
  2. pp. 234-235
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  1. Back Cover
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