Teaching Patriotism & Pluralism Through US Civics History

Preparing students to participate in American democracy is a foundational purpose of public education that is being lost with the decline of civics in classrooms. In this session, you’ll learn about Educating for American Democracy, a roadmap for excellence in civics and history. In a safe space, we’ll explore how to guide students through the history of the United States—instilling pride in our country while also acknowledging its complex past. You will also learn practical approaches to foster civic engagement and empower students to become informed, active citizens.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Desmond Blackburn

Facing History and Ourselves

David Bobb

Bill of Rights Institute

Lorén Cox

Aspen Institute