In response to last night’s post on racial practices, a dear friend and mentor sent me a link to a civic education segment on the television program Sunday Morning. The aim–to hook students on civics. See the link below where you can contemplate many important initiatives, notably engaging cartoon video games (“How to win the White House”). Follow teachers who creatively teach civics through debate and other methods. Indeed, one classroom teacher dared to base instruction on the newspaper instead of a text. In the segment, civic programming is actively promoted by two Supreme Court Justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorusch (Gorusch joked that many wrongly believe that Judge Judy is on the Court), former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and leaders in education. What truly struck me–in these times– was a question raised by a Harvard Professor, what’s the “glue” that holds our democracy together.
The program is entitled: Civics Lessons: Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorusch on promoting education in citizenship. Link below:
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