People in Harvest came together today to talk about the way we teach children about civics and social studies.
Today, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life asked teachers, students, and parents in Madison County for ideas about how to teach social studies in a balanced way. They discussed getting more hands on education so students can see history today and not just in the past.
Their goal is to figure out issues in civics education and address them.
Gabrielle Lamplugh, educator with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, said, “People, especially young adults, don’t always feel prepared in the civic process. They don’t know how to vote. They don’t know how to make decisions in their communities and who to go to when they want to create change, so we’re focusing a lot on how we fix that issue.”
They will continue these discussions in other communities across the country.