What We’re Reading

Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

Close the Political Participation Deficit, US News: As this cycle’s election season unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear that our country’s democracy is suffering from a severe crisis – lack of political participation and engagement. May 19, 2016  

Civics Gets Real, Usable Knowledge Blog, Harvard Graduate School of Education: Jessica Lander, author of the post and high school teacher, argues that when civics education is local and personal, real change can happen.  June 2, 2016

In Muhammad Ali, an Example of a Truer Kind of Bravery in Sports, The NY Times: Ali’s strength went beyond the ring as he stood up to protest the Vietnam War. June 4, 2016

On Senator John McCain and Civility and On Vice President Joe Biden and Civility, Medium: In these twin pieces McCain and Biden exemplify their relationship as the kind of needed political and civic civility in Washington. June 7, 2016