The Democracy School Initiative is in partnership with the McCormick Foundation, located in Chicago, to raise civic awareness among students in Illinois. By creating a curriculum based around the C3 Framework. The Democracy School is to provide students with authentic
experiences in rights, responsibilities, and even tensions that are inherent in living in a democracy.
Promote civic engagement by students
Help students understand the ideals and
principles of a participatory citizenship
The Importance of Civic Education:
Civics is more than voting!
Our students will be our leaders!
Living in a democracy means that we are
all responsible for what happens to each
Don’t forget the local element of our global
Check out how California has implemented the Democracy School Initiative and see where our program can go.
It is the mission of the Social Studies Department to provide students with the academic background and skills to become active and informed citizens who can function
successfully in an increasingly complex, multicultural, and changing world. Teachers will partner with students, families, and the community to develop enduring understandings in the social studies, which will lead to a well-informed and civic-minded citizenry that can sustain and build on democratic traditions.
• Involve students in school activities
• Create partnerships with community organizations to raise civic awareness
• Partnerships will revolve around creating well-informed students that will aid the democratic process in the school and community
• New State Standards for Social Studies
• Focus on College, Career and Civic Life
• Based on Inquiry learning with close tie to Common Core