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Making Civics Real Workshop 6: Civic Engagement  
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Teacher Perspectives: Community partners

Bill Mittlefehldt: Part of the research for their projects is that they meet with their community partners--half the ball game is finding your community partner--an adult outside the school who has more information, resources, and maps than your teacher does. We try and get the kids hooked up with those elements in the community. They get print information, data, and maps from the partners, which they then put into a summary at the end of the term. Our kids really dig deep. They work hard on these projects. We try and team them up with neat people, and then we put them on stage and we say, “Now it’s your turn to deliver. What do you care about strongly enough to deliver a nicely organized set of recommendations after you’ve clearly described the problem?”


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