60-Second Civics Podcast
By Center for Civic Education
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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 curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2770, Second Amendment||60-Second Civics: Episode 2770, Second Amendment||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2769, Positive and Negative Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2769, Positive and Negative Rights||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2768, Economic and Political Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2768, Economic and Political Rights||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2767, Personal Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2767, Personal Rights||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2766, Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2766, Rights||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2765, State Bills of Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2765, State Bills of Rights||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2764, Limitations on Government in the Virginia Declaration of Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2764, Limitations on Government in the Virginia Declaration of Rights||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2763, The Virginia Declaration of Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2763, The Virginia Declaration of Rights||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2762, Ordinary Legislation vs. a Bill of Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2762, Ordinary Legislation vs. a Bill of Rights||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2761, Early Documents That Established Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2761, Early Documents That Established Rights||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2760, The Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2760, The Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2759, The Sixth and Seventh Amendments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2759, The Sixth and Seventh Amendments||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2758, The Fourth and Fifth Amendments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2758, The Fourth and Fifth Amendments||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2757, The First Three Amendments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2757, The First Three Amendments||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2756, The Bill of Rights||60-Second Civics: Episode 2756, The Bill of Rights||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2755, State Action on Climate Change||60-Second Civics: Episode 2755, State Action on Climate Change||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2754, Referendum and Recall||60-Second Civics: Episode 2754, Referendum and Recall||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2753, Ballot Initiatives||60-Second Civics: Episode 2753, Ballot Initiatives||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2752, Laboratories of Democracy||60-Second Civics: Episode 2752, Laboratories of Democracy||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2751, Johnson vs. Nixon||60-Second Civics: Episode 2751, Johnson vs. Nixon||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2750, How the Depression Changed Government||60-Second Civics: Episode 2750, How the Depression Changed Government||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2749, Grants in Aid||60-Second Civics: Episode 2749, Grants in Aid||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2748, Interstate Commerce and Drug Policy||60-Second Civics: Episode 2748, Interstate Commerce and Drug Policy||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2747, Regulation of Commerce||60-Second Civics: Episode 2747, Regulation of Commerce||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2746, State Constitutional Amendments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2746, State Constitutional Amendments||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2745, State Constitutions||60-Second Civics: Episode 2745, State Constitutions||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2744, Home Rule||60-Second Civics: Episode 2744, Home Rule||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2743, Municipal Governments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2743, Municipal Governments||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2742, County Governments||60-Second Civics: Episode 2742, County Governments||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60-Second Civics: Episode 2741, Lieutenant Governors||60-Second Civics: Episode 2741, Lieutenant Governors||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great idea! The snippet of information is perfect for a quick lesson. As a middle school teacher, this podcast might be a little over my students' heads, but I could see it being very useful in high school, college, or for people studying for a citizenship test.
1 minute doses to review your civics class
Feeling that many Americans really do not know/remember their civics, I started listening to this podcast so I would not be one of them. I tried to get my kids to listen, but one may need to have had a high school level civics class in order to grasp these tidbits in a bigger picture. Without the bigger picture, the tidbits remain factoids that are not necessarily helpful or leading to understanding.
So, for anybody with at least a high school civics class under their belt, these 1 minute podcasts are a great review. As I said, most Americans don't remember their civics, as illustrated by statements made in the media and public by politicians, media pundits, in churches, in public throughout the country. I highly recommend this podcast, whether you are really interested or not. You will be a better U.S. citizen because of it.
These are nice, short lessons for anyone, especially high schoolers. It may be over the head of middle school students, but it couldn't hurt to try.