Seeds of Change: Using the Tools of Today to Empower the Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Melinda Cooperman American University
Keywords: Civic Literacy, High School Students, U.S. Constitution

Abstract

This article reports on a successful approach being taken by the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project to teach high school students to care about civic issues, especially those connected to the U.S. Constitution. The Project was started in 1999 by Professor Jamin B. Raskin at American University to address the well-documented constitutional illiteracy and civic disengagement of many young people, especially those from marginalized communities.
Published
2015-06-30
Section
Living Citizenship