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Civics education. Rendell Center Names Finalists for Citizenship Challenge Essay Contest. APPC General News November 18, 2016. Rendell Center co-founder Gov. Ed Rendell announced the 4th and 5th grade finalists in the Lenfest Citizenship Challenge essay contest, this year on whether to eliminate or keep the Electoral College. Americans’ Knowledge of the Branches of Government Is Declining.
That is why Ed Rendell and I founded the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement. The center provides basic civics knowledge in elementary grades through a We the Civics Kids curriculum, our annual Citizenship Challenge essay contest for 4th and 5th graders, and literature-based mock trials. We are encouraged by the talented teachers who.
Federal Bar Association civics essay contest high school and middle school winners Isabelle Scott and Alexander Ashman visiting the Supreme Court on March 17, 2017. Photo credit: Federal Bar Association.
FJA and FBA Civics Essay and Video Contests—2018 Rules Who May Enter: Each contest is open to high school students in the United States and its Territories. Students in the 9th through 12th grades in public, private, parochial, and charter schools and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status are invited to participate. Note: Children of federal judges, chambers staff, and employees.
Henry Clay High School dominated the Lexington League of Women Voters’ annual essay contest, which encouraged students to examine and assess their understanding of a recent Supreme Court decision.
The Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is a competition that targets high school students. And it requires the participants to submit an essay and a video that focuses on a specific topic. This year, students needed to write an essay and create a video answering the question “The 14th Amendment 150 after Ratification: What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?”.
This essay explores the value and state of civics education in the United States and identifies five challenges facing those seeking to improve its quality and accessibility: 1) ensuring that the quality of civics education is high is not a state or federal priority; 2) social studies textbooks do not facilitate the development of needed civic skills; 3) upper-income students are better served.