Join Share My Lesson, iCivics and Dr. Danielle Allen, Director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, to discuss the urgent need to prioritize history and civics, introduce EAD and the Roadmap, and discuss the various ways in which educators can get involved.
The time has come to recommit to the education of our young people for informed, authentic, and engaged citizenship. Our civic strength requires a prioritization of history and civics to repair the foundations of our constitutional democracy and reach the generations of students who have not received the high-quality education that they need and deserve. Our solution?
The Educating for American Democracy (EAD) initiative is a partnership among iCivics, the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University to create the Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civic Education for All Learners.
The EAD Roadmap is a practical and highly implementable guide about how to integrate history and civics. It provides national guidance that states and local school districts can use to meet the needs of today’s diverse 21st century K-12 student body and give our nation’s young people a strong sense of connection to and ownership of our constitutional democracy.