Super Civics

red check markNEW!  SUPER CIVICS ELECTION CHALLENGES GRADES K-6 

We know that teaching elections might not be top on your list so our Super Civics teacher team has created quick grade-level lessons we call Election Challenges.

Election Challenges support the MN Academic Standards for Social Studies.

Election Challenges 

  • include both slide versions and video presentation versions for grades K – 6. Also fun Tic Tac Toe 2020 and Election Bingo.
  • may be used with remote, hybrid or face to face learning situations. 
  • include a challenge task sheet with a certificate of completion so students may track their progress. 
  • provide opportunities for literacy integration. For each grade level Election Challenge, a specific picture book title has been carefully chosen and vetted to use as an anchor text for learning.
  • include a guide to help determine how to best use these anchor texts with your students. 2020 Election Challenge Book Guide
  • Super Civics Election Challenges Letter to Teachers Fall 2020

The Election Challenges are available at the top of the Super Civics Toolbox.   Super Civics Toolbox

The Super Civics Toolbox is a fast growing collection of additional resources and lessons for teaching citizenship and government in grades K-6. 

NEW! SUPER CIVICS TOOLBOX

 

For video instructions on how to read and navigate this document, please visit

 

Super Civics Toolbox Tutorial

_________________________

DISTANCE LEARNING 2020

red check markSUPER CIVICS CHALLENGES SPRING 2020 (appropriate for distance and in-class learning)

The Hero - small, transparent background

Super Civics Challenge letter to teachers April 2020

Grades K-1 Challenges

Grades 2-3 Challenges

Grade 4 Challenges

Grade 5 Challenges

_________________________

red check markNO VEHICLES IN THE PARK 

Distance Learning Version

No Vehicles in the Park Letter to Teachers

___________super civics toolbox__

 

NEW! SUPER CIVICS TOOLBOX

For video instructions on how to read and navigate this document, please visit

Super Civics Toolbox Tutorial

 

 

What is Super Civics?

Imagine five-year-olds cutting a cake into pieces to share. Why do they watch so closely? When they pick games and activities, why do they take turns? Why are they outraged when someone doesn’t wait their turn? Ever tried to change rules in the middle of the game?

Each one of these situations is a display of a principle of democracy: Fairness. Participation. Equality. Due Process.

You maybe never saw yourself as a civics teacher, but you are. Every day. In many ways.

Super Civics recognizes the opportunity presented to K-8 teachers and their students to start building their toolboxes for civic learning. The reasons why and the how’s of each building block are essential to prepare a young person for full participation in the American experiment in democracy.

You are key. 

Super Civics will connect you with tested lessons and strategies in the toolbox, deepen your own knowledge of our system of government and the rights and responsibilities of the people who are charged with running it, and provide professional development for you and others in the same boat.

Our goal: Inspire and prepare you to seek out civic education opportunities for your students, to unpack lessons and grab each chance to add a layer of civic learning.

2020 Super Civics Summer Institute for MN K-8 teachers POSTPONED

June 22-24, 2020 (tentative, probably reschedule)

9 am – 3 pm

Minnesota Judicial Center and Minnesota State Capitol

St. Paul, MN

 

Travel Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover travel costs (hotel and mileage) for teachers from greater Minnesota. Indicate your interest on the registration form.

Registration Form   POSTPONED 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Questions? jbloom@teachingcivics.org

_________________________

PAST ACTIVITIES

2019 Super Civics Summer Institute for MN K-8 teachers

 

Super Civics side 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is civics education an afterthought on your list of “to-dos” in your already full school day? Do you wonder how to foster respectful discourse with students in today’s world? Are you seeking new tools for integrating civic education into your existing lesson plans? If so, join us for this exciting 3-day institute where you will explore engaging lessons and resources that will bring civics to life in your classroom. The target audience is K-8 teachers.

Travel Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover travel costs (hotel and mileage) for teachers from greater Minnesota. Indicate your interest on the registration form.

Super Civics Agenda at a Glance

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Questions? jbloom@teachingcivics.org

 

This Program is made possible in part through grants from

Print

 

   MDE Logo