Inspiring youth to engage in activating democracy and emerge as game changers
Look what can happen when youth tune into civics
Oregon teens are suing their state to force action on the climate crisis. Frustrated by government inaction on climate policy, an Oregon-based law firm is shifting the debate to the courts and elevating the voices of those who have the most to loose from climate chaos – our youth and future generations.
Students learn tools and skills available to citizens for understanding and protecting our wealth and liberties in a constitutional democracy (lessons 1 and 2).
Students learn basic concepts and structure of government in principle and practice through lens of landmark laws that have shaped our society (lessons 3 and 4).
Students learn how others are addressing two critical issues of their generation, identify their goals, and create game-changing action plans (lessons 5 and 6).
Ultimate Civics curricula, Activating My Democracy, have been developed by activists and educators, and test taught in middle school and high school classrooms nationwide. These lesson plan sets incorporate the C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
Activating My Democracy is filled with rich, motivating content that gets kids excited about civics! Each 50-minute lesson plan is packed with power point notes and slides, short film clips, worksheets for students, worksheet guides for teachers, and lots of extra resources.
In 13 years of course development and teaching in over 30 states, the most frequently asked question by students from fifth grade to university is: What can I do? This lesson set offers practical civics instruction to engage youth in shaping their future.
Ultimate Civics founder and director Riki Ott, PhD, is available to work with teachers and students to help young people become engaged citizens. Riki speaks to youth across the country and has been a guest instructor in middle schools and high schools. To inquire about the possibility of having Riki Ott interact with your class, contact us.
“ It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“The greatest threat to democracy is the illusion that it has been achieved.”