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60-Second Civics Podcast

By Center for Civic Education

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Description

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.

Customer Reviews

Teacher

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.

Great

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.

60-Second Civics Podcast
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  • Free
  • Category: K-12
  • Language: English

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