Oct 19, 2018 / E-news
Social studies teachers Michael Martirone and Jenifer Hitchcock are working to elevate social studies and civics in the academic world, and build recognition for the achievements of high school students in civics.
“Civics and social studies have been neglected for far too long as public schools have sought to better prepare students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math education. We believe that educators have an obligation to ensure that the next generation has an understanding of our country’s history, our democratic process and how to engage with their communities,” say Martirone and Hitchcock.
They seek to work in cooperation with civics organizations and teachers from around the country to reward high school students who can demonstrate understanding of the government by writing an essay about their ability to affect positive change within their community.
For more on these teachers’ advocacy for civics and a national civics award, check out their proposal below: