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Making Civics Real Workshop 6: Civic Engagement  
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Center for Civic Education. Project Citizen. A middle school civic education program designed to develop interest in public policymaking as well as the ability to participate competently and responsibly in state and local government. The project is administered by the Center in cooperation with the National Conference of State Legislatures. See www.civiced.org/programs.html.

National Council for the Social Studies. Democratization of Schools. Policy Statement approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in 1979. Available on the NCSS Web site in the Databank section (www.NCSS.org).

National Council for the Social Studies. Service-Learning: An Essential Component of Citizenship Education. Policy statement prepared by the NCSS Citizenship Select Subcommittee and approved by the NCSS Board of Directors in May 2000. Available on the NCSS Web site in the Databank section (www.NCSS.org).

Project 540, sponsored by Providence College and the Pew Charitable Trust, gives 100,000 students nationwide the opportunity to talk about issues that matter to them and to turn these conversations into real school and community change. See www.project540.org. Check out the leadership area for project guides, important updates, and ways to keep in touch. To hear what's on students' minds, check out the Project 540 Promotional Video shot by students in participating schools last spring.

Thiesen, Rick. “Student Government: As Real As It Gets,” in Principal Leadership, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 2000, pp. 10-17.

Wade, Rahima, Ed. Building Bridges: Connecting Classroom and Community Through Service Learning. Washington, D.C.: National Council for the Social Studies, 2000.

Wade, Rahima C. and David W. Saxe. “Community Service-Learning in the Social Studies: Historical Roots, Empirical Evidence, Critical Issues,” in Theory & Research in Social Education, Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 1996, pp. 331-359.


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