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Challenge your students to their soon-to-be-favorite civics political service learning project. Set up as a friendly competition of CIVGO (Civics BINGO!), students will become informed, engaged citizens, completing a wide variety of political and community volunteer hours and projects.
Featured Service Projects:
- Write Letters to the Editor and Op-Ed essays
- Research current issues and write to elected officials
- Attend school board, city council, and legislative town hall meetings
- Interact with elected officials on social media
- Send a thank you note to an American hero
Greatness is being an informed and active participant in the democratic process.
No better way to teach about American Government, than to live it! Turn your students into citizens with this semester-long project that will satisfy any political or community service hours requirement.
The beauty of this project is your ability to customize it to meet local standards, school board policies, time restraints, and interests. Challenges are universal enough to be completed by any student, yet meaningful enough to create real democratic participation!
Many of the challenges also engage high-level, academic skills, from researching, analyzing, and citing high-quality sources to writing persuasive works, supported by sound evidence.
Everything for each challenge is included to scaffold and support students as they independently engage in their world using their words.
Included in this complete PBL unit:
CIVGO Project Overview
- Unit-At-A-Glance sheet for you
- 4 different CIVGO boards to mix it up for your students
- Log record and student direction sheets
Complete How-To Kits for each of the following Art of Writing Project
Reading, Researching, and Writing skill sheet handouts:
- Annotating a Text
- Analyzing a News Media Source
- Finding Appropriate Sources
- Google News versus ProQuest
- Citing Evidence & Sources
- Annotating a Citation
- Creating a Works Cited
This project is a bundle of these all-in-one writing project projects combined into a course-long Civics unit! A great way to save and bring high-level learning alive in your classroom!
Want more American Government / Civics resources?
3 Branches Unit contrast how the federal government works in theory and in practice
Judicial Branch & Bill of Rights Unit determine exactly how our rights translates into daily American life
Voting & Mock Election Unit explore a variety of voting issues; universal for any upcoming election
Citizenship Test & Op-Ed Project make citizens out of your students with this semester-long project
Constitutional Issues Research Paper Project end with a highly-scaffolded, college-ready research paper
Want the whole semester AND save big?
American Government / Civics MEGA Bundle get the whole course at once!