60-Second Civics Podcast Celebrates Ten Years of Civic Education Lessons

Jul 10, 2019 / 60-Second Civics, E-news

Happy tenth anniversary to the Center for Civic Education’s very own 60-Second Civics podcast! With a total of 3,650 episodes, a culmination of 219,000 minutes (minimum!), host Mark Gage has led listeners through topics and lessons ranging from the origins of the Constitution to present-day issues and events.
Each day, the podcast highlights minute-long lessons in a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn. 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. The show’s content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.
A Daily Civics Quiz accompanies each episode, to test the audience on what they have just learned. More in-depth concepts are often spread across a mini series of episodes, so that ideas are fully comprehensible to listeners even with the brevity of each episode.
With the committed and avid listenership of the podcast’s fans, 60-Second Civics has been able to produce content that promotes an educated, engaged citizenry. You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube, and Twitter.
Thank you for joining us for daily episodes of 60-Second Civics and the Daily Civics Quiz for ten whole years! You can support the podcast by donating to the Center for Civic Education and by rating and reviewing the show on iTunes!

Happy tenth anniversary to the Center for Civic Education’s very own 60-Second Civics podcast! On June 21, the podcast celebrated its anniversary with a total of 3,650 episodes, a culmination of 219,000 minutes (minimum!). Over the past decade, the podcast has led listeners through topics and lessons ranging from the origins of the Constitution to present-day issues and events.

Each day, the podcast highlights minute-long lessons in a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn. The show 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. The show’s content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.

A Daily Civics Quiz accompanies each episode to test the audience on what they have just learned. More in-depth concepts are often spread across a brief series of episodes, so that ideas are fully comprehensible to listeners even with the brevity of each episode.

60-Second Civics is currently hosted by the Mark Gage. Past hosts have included Kaci Patterson, who launched the show, and David Hargrove.

The show is frequently used as a warmup activity in middle and high schools, with classes competing against each other to see which can keep the longest winning streak of correct answers to Daily Civics Quiz questions. Andrew Hennessey’s class from Watertown High School in Connecticut recently completed more than 148 correct responses in a row, besting the previous year’s record.

60-Second Civics is also broadcast every weekday on KTSW, the radio station for Texas State University in San Marcos.

With the committed and avid listenership of the podcast’s fans, 60-Second Civics has been able to produce content that promotes an educated, engaged citizenry. You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, YouTube, and Twitter. Fans of the Center for Civic Education’s Facebook page can watch subtitled video versions of each episode thanks to the generous support of Audiogram.

Thank you for joining us for daily episodes of 60-Second Civics and the Daily Civics Quiz for ten whole years! You can support the podcast by donating to the Center for Civic Education and by rating and reviewing the show on iTunes!

Celebrate Digital Learning Day on February 5

Jan 30, 2014 / 60-Second Civics

Digital learning is an important part of our educational progress. The Alliance for Excellent Education sponsors Digital Learning Day each year as a way to bring national attention to this important educational strategy and to provide the educational community with support. Visit the Digital Learning Day homepage to take advantage of the many ideas, lesson plans, and more that is available on the website, including a free webcast. Learn what teachers and classes across the country are doing on February 5 and throughout the academic year.

The Center for Civic Education is proud to continue its efforts to promote digital learning. Here are some ideas for both teachers and the students: Read the rest of this entry »

The Year Ahead

Jan 15, 2014 / 2014 National Finals, 60-Second Civics, American Civic Education Teacher Awards, Announcements, Citizens, Not Spectators, Civitas International Programs, Constitution Day, Lesson Plans, We the People

It should be an exciting year for the Center and for civic education in the United States as more Americans awaken to the realization that our nation’s future depends on the informed participation of citizens in local, state, and national government. This year will include two We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution national competitions, a new We the People middle school ebook, a Project Citizen National Showcase, Constitution Day, and the November elections. Read the rest of this entry »

60-Second Civics Adapting We the People Middle School Textbook

Aug 20, 2013 / 60-Second Civics, We the People

60-Second Civics has begun adapting the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution middle school textbook as quick, one-minute podcasts. Each episode is accompanied by the Daily Civics Quiz. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day with 60-Second Civics

Dec 12, 2012 / 60-Second Civics, Announcements, Volume 4, Issue 1

In honor of Bill of Rights Day 60-Second Civics is launching a daily podcast and quiz series on the Bill of Rights on December 13. The series will continue for several months. Read the rest of this entry »