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60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy ...
 
Exploring how the gospel empowers us to think, speak and act differently in the public square. The Christian Civics Podcast features commentary, interviews, prayers and seminars exploring how we can respond to the civic and political turmoil around us with visible faithfulness. The decisions we make about how to handle our earthly citizenship are an important part of our Christian discipleship. The Center for Christian Civics empowers local churches to be communities where people train one a ...
 
The Civics series at Town Hall shines a light on the shifting issues, movements, and policies, that affect our society, both locally and globally. These events pose questions and ideas, big and small, that have the power to inform and impact our lives. Whether it be constitutional research from a scholar, a new take on history, or the birth of a movement, it's all about educating and empowering.
 
Poll after poll, interview after interview, survey after survey, and assessment after assessment consistently show that the students of America do not know the basic history of our country or the essential responsibilities and rights of being an American citizen. 23 minutes of history education in a school day is not enough. Join educator Cindy Schwartz for a deep dive into the reasons why the study of social studies and civics has been sidelined. Because if civics is really dead, then what ...
 
Democracies are failing and can't fix the issues that deeply impact our societies, and there's reasons for that. The Civics Factor is a vehicle to discuss how democracies can do better and solve long-term, systemic issues. Hosted by former politico, candidate, staffer, and policymaker Mark McInnes, the Civics Factor frames civics as group problem-solving. Tribalism and the perverse dopamine of hyperpartisanship, propaganda and the manipulation of public opinion, the limits and potential for ...
 
CivicStory is a cultural news site and producer of short-form videos about humanities, civics, and sustainability in New Jersey and beyond. Our mission is to increase the breadth of news through videos and dialogue about civic growth and constructive change. We bring stories of human achievement and community-building to public attention, report stories that motivate us to contribute to community life, and bring civic involvement to the fore as an essential quality of living a full life.
 
The modern world today is no different from the Ancient Babylonian, Classic Greek/Roman, or Industrial English Eras. Tyranny exists today in various measures around the world - with no exception to America. The United States of America was founded on the most basic of all human rights given to each person upon birth: Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. Historically, America is the only country originating from a set of philosophical tenets - among them that sovereignty resides with ...
 
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Today AP Gov teacher David Olson shares his favorite episode, How a Bill (really) Becomes a Law. Here is a link to his paired lesson plan, three pages that will get anyone, student or not, up to speed. We at Civics 101 adore Schoolhouse Rock and that sad little scrap of paper on the steps of the Capitol. But today we try to finish what they started…
 
Today over half a million immigrants are caged each year, some serving indefinite terms in what history professor Elliott Young argues is the world’s most extensive immigrant detention system. These men, women, and children remain almost completely without rights, unprotected by law and the Constitution, and their status as outsiders, even though m…
 
President Elect Joe Biden is about to be sworn in as President in the first virtual Inauguration in history. What does the Constitution require for a Presidential Inauguration? Learn about the oath of office for the President and other federal and State officials. Why is the oath important? Explore the traditions of Inaugurations including a public…
 
Rev. Charles Garriott joins us to share his experience caring for people in the aftermath of violence. This is a must-listen for any ministry leader who isn't sure how to react to this week's attack on the US Capitol!Center for Christian Civics
 
The filibuster has been the news recently, with some members of Congress calling for end of practice. Today we learn what the filibuster is and how senators can stop a filibuster by a vote of 60 senators. Center for Civic Education
 
It is hard to compare different presidents' performance in their first 100 days. The numbers of laws and executive orders signed by the president in their first 100 days varies quite a lot, and these do not have equal weight: some laws and executive orders are more impactful than others. Furthermore, presidents may or may not have majority support …
 
Why do presidents rely so heavily on executive orders during their first 100 days in office? We examine this question and learn about the standard set by FDR during his first 100 days as president on today's podcast. Center for Civic Education
 
When it comes to discussing the events at the Capitol building on January 6, teachers have risen to the challenge. Meredith Baker, who teaches social studies in Virginia, suggested the first step should be defining five very charged terms. And that’s what we do today.New Hampshire Public Radio
 
FDR faced the Great Depression and a banking crisis when he assumed office. Joe Biden faces the challenge of COVID-19 and a struggling economy. FDR's aggressive response within the first 100 days of his inauguration set the standard for every president after him. Center for Civic Education
 
The Constitution makes it clear that the four-year presidential term begins and ends at noon on January 20th. The time, date and the words of the presidential oath are committed to ink in the law of the land, but the rest of it? The pomp, the circumstance, the parade, the balls, the crowds? Yeah, we invented the rest of it. Journalist and media con…
 
Technological advances in the early twentieth century allowed for ballots to be counted more quickly and reduced the time it took for legislators to travel from their states to the capital. As a result, the Twentieth Amendment was ratified in 1933, allowing for a newly elected or re-elected president and members of Congress to begin serving their t…
 
With the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol Building, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) have been thrust into the spotlight. That leaves some people wondering who the United States Capitol Police actually are. How is this agency different from the Secret Service? We explore the founding of the USCP and some of the challenges they have fa…
 
You might be tempted to think that Wednesday's inauguration of Joe Biden is the most troubled in history, but it is not. Today we look at the first inauguration of Abraham Lincoln and remember Lincoln's words as an inspiration for the future of our diverse union. Center for Civic Education
 
When a new first family sets foot inside of the White House on Inauguration Day they are walking into their new home for the next, usually, four to eight years. That means their furniture in the living, their pictures on the wall, their clothes in the closets. The only hitch is that the outgoing first family is supposed to feel at home up until the…
 
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