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Educational LeadershipNovember 2017 / Volume 75, Number 3Citizens in the Making
12 What Kind of Citizens Do We Need?Joel WestheimerDemocracies make special demands on their citizens. Schools must prepare young people to meet them.
20 Seizing the Civic Education MomentAndrew Tripodo and Robert PondiscioCoupling experiential projects with in-depth content study can bolster students’ understanding of democracy.
26 Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth WorldRenee HobbsIt’s time for schools to upgrade and reinvest in media literacy training.
32 The Power of the Right VignetteJacqueline DarvinUsing ethical scenarios to help students practice the skills needed to be strong citizens.
38 The Story of UsKaren EngelsHow teachers at two elementary schools created a social-history curriculum based on depth—and story—instead of isolated facts.
44 Beyond Textbook CivicsThree projects that aim to deepen students’ experience of politics in action.
A Presidential Election StorypathMargit E. McGuire, Karen Nicholson, and Allan Rand
Teaching the Confederate Monument ControversyStephanie Teachout Allen
Simulating Media CampaignsJeremy Stoddard and Mason Rayner
50 Digital Citizenship in the CurriculumDaniel G. Krutka and Jeffrey P. CarpenterSocial media can no longer be excluded from civic education.
56 Classroom Discourse as Civil DiscourseKristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. HockettHow educators can turn controversy into conversation.
62 Teaching Democracy in Polarizing TimesJacob Fay and Meira LevinsonBy reasoning together, educators can become better prepared to address political and civic challenges in their schools.
69 Inspiring Glocal CitizensAriel Tichnor-WagnerGlobal citizenship has increasing value—and a whole new meaning—for today's students.
74 Looking at Citizenship through a Literary LensLaura TavaresCivic education shouldn’t fall exclusively to history and social studies teachers.
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7 PerspectivesCivic Education: Now’s the TimeAnthony Rebora
80 Research MattersWanted: CompassionBryan GoodwinWhen empathy wanes, the best response might be to strengthen compassion.
82 Show & Tell: A Video ColumnUsing Democracy to Shape CurriculumDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyLetting students vote on what they want to learn is a civics lesson in itself.
84 The Techy Teacher Got Credibility?Catlin TuckerWith the right questions, students can analyze websites and news for accuracy.
86 Principal Connection Focusing On How Versus WhatThomas R. HoerrMaking a key school decision? Use the process to strengthen community.
87 Index to Advertisers
88 Reimagining the Null CurriculumH. Richard Milner IVTo support true learning, schools must teach difficult issues like Charlottesville.
90 One to Grow On Citizenship at Its CoreCarol Ann TomlinsonTo prepare good citizens for the world, start in the classroom.94 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL TakeawaysSix Declarations on Citizenship
The Real Problem with Fake NewsErik PalmerTeaching students how to be skeptical—but not dismissive—of the media.
Critical Dialogue: A Key Skill for CitizenshipDana Mitra, Stephanie Serriere, and Michael BurroughsIt’s more important than ever to teach students the skills to engage in discussion.
Creating a Space for Open DialogueYekaterina McKenneyTo foster discussions about controversial topics, teachers must establish a judgement-free environment.
Tell Me About . . .How You Encourage Students to Engage in Their Community.www.ascd.org/el1117tellmeabout
Video: Preparing Tomorrow’s CitizensYong Zhao on instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in next-generation citizens.
Inservice Guest BloggersRenee Hobbs and Karen Engelshttp://inservice.ascd.org
EL Study Guide:Making Civics Matterwww.ascd.org/el1117studyguide
The education workforce is changing dramatically, making teacher recruitment and development an increasingly critical issue. The May 2018 Educational Leadership explores new trends and models for teacher preparation, support, and retention, including steps schools can take to make the profession more supportive and attractive
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