This blog supports the importance of looking at our history - including the accomplishments and failures - that has shaped our society. In the crush of standardized testing, social studies has been given a lower priority than language arts and math. Students of all ages need to understand the complexities of our society in order to become good citizens. The author also supports using service learning as vehicle for building citizenship.Source:
Tina Haas, Character.org Blog, March 29, 2018Description:
"By connecting their present lives to the patterns of the past, children begin to build an individualized understanding of what it means to be a good citizen, and learn from the positive and negative consequences experienced by our ancestors. It is our duty to empower our youth by giving them access to the necessary knowledge and understanding of how to become informed and active citizens in society."Read the full article here!