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Children Do Democracy Too
Overview
childrenssmallChildren Do Democracy Too is an outgrowth of our Doing Democracy work.  The purpose of the initiative is to equip children with the knowledge and tools necessary to meaningfully participate in civil society and democracy.  The central question we seek to answer is, “How do we instill the values of citizenship and active participation into the youngest, and in many ways the most important, members of our democracy?”

The Jamestown Project released A Children's Curriculum for Civic Engagement in the Fall of 2008 as part of this initiative.  The curriculum is based on our book I DREAM FOR YOU A WORLD:  A COVENANT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

The Curriculum adapts the concepts from the book into lessons and activities to promote civic engagement to elementary aged children.  Grades 3 – 5 are the optimal age for children to not only understand their place in the world, but also a time to begin to comprehend their power and potential to make a difference in their own lives, their family, their communities, and their country.

We are currently piloting the curriculum and seeking new partners to help us evaluate the program, share learning, and to strategize about achieving future goals.  If you are interested in partnering with us through your school, civic or educational program, email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You can access a digital version of the Children's Curriculum here (username/password required)


 


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