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Teaching Civic Engagement

A link to the Teaching Civic Engagement website which is edited by CYPP Director Elizabeth Matto. The  companion to the APSA textbook Teaching Civic Engagement, this website provides supplementary materials and serves as an ongoing resource for educators dedicated to preparing students to be active participants in the democratic process.


2013 NJ Council for the Humanities Teacher Seminar

From the Textbook to the Polling Booth: Politics in Theory and Practice (July 21, 2013 – July 26, 2013)

Using the New Jersey gubernatorial election as a backdrop, this seminar explored key tenets of democratic thought as expressed in works past and contemporary. Participants thought of ways to use these tenets as launching points to prepare their students for active citizenship.

Youth and Politics Fact Sheetssupreme_court

Under construction! Check back with us to access fact sheets regarding young people engaged in the political process throughout history and in contemporary politics.


TAG_logo_stacked_socialmediaTeach a Girl to Lead™

Teach a Girl to Lead™, and initiative of Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics, aims to make women’s political leadership visible to the next generation and to inspire girls and young women to see themselves as future public leaders. The TAG site is full of useful resources for teachers, youth group leaders and parents to help them teach the young people in their lives and communities about women’s leadership and civic engagement.