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November 6, 2018

5 Books for the Civic-Minded Students in Your Classroom

By Scholastic Editors
Grades 3–5, 6–8

    Key Takeaways

    • Elections often sparks students’ interests on subjects related to social justice and civics.
    • Helping students understand the connections between social justice, civics, voting, and elections is a great way to raise students’ awareness about current issues and topics in the media and promote good citizenship.
    • The A True Book-Civics collection from Scholastic is a great addition to any classroom library and help students navigate the interesting and connecting worlds of social justice and civics.

    Election season is a time of year that often inspires students to learn more about issues and topics they hear about in the news or through conversations in their community. In the run-up to the election, students may have approached you with questions related to civil rights, social justice, or even taxes. These are complex topics and subjects, and students typically want to dive into additional resources to learn as much as they can about one or more specific areas of interest.

    A True Book-Civics is a great collection for any classroom library and cover important and timely topics related to civil rights, voting, jury duty, running for public office, and taxes. The books in this collection engage students with sidebars and visual elements, and are designed specifically for today’s young, inquiring minds.

    The following books are perfect for today’s investigative readers who find themselves inspired by this year’s election and want to dive deeper into issues related to social justice and civics:

    Paying Taxes

    Perfect for curious students wondering how roads get built and their teachers get paid, Paying Taxes covers everything students need to know about one of the most important, yet dreaded, civic duties.

    Knowing Your Civil Rights

    The history of civil rights is at the heart of social justice initiatives today. In Knowing Your Civil Rights, students learn about the rights granted to them by the Constitution and gain the knowledge they need to reflect on social justice and civil rights issues in their community and beyond.

    Voting

    Voting guides students through the election process and the ins and outs of politics and democracy in the United States.

    Serving on a Jury

    Learning about the criminal justice system and law can never begin too early. In Serving on a Jury, students learn about one of the most fascinating aspects of the court system: what it means to serve on a jury.

    Running for Public Office

    Perfect for all the future politicians in your class, Running for Public Office might be the spark your students need to start planning their own campaign for higher office far in advance.

    A True Book-Civics are the perfect complement to your existing civics and social studies lessons. Each book provides your civic- and social justice-minded students the essential facts they need to know about timely subject matters while fueling their curiosity and inspiring them to dig even deeper. If you’re considering adding books to your classroom library related to civics and social justice, these books are the perfect place to start!

     

    Key Takeaways

    • Elections often sparks students’ interests on subjects related to social justice and civics.
    • Helping students understand the connections between social justice, civics, voting, and elections is a great way to raise students’ awareness about current issues and topics in the media and promote good citizenship.
    • The A True Book-Civics collection from Scholastic is a great addition to any classroom library and help students navigate the interesting and connecting worlds of social justice and civics.

    Election season is a time of year that often inspires students to learn more about issues and topics they hear about in the news or through conversations in their community. In the run-up to the election, students may have approached you with questions related to civil rights, social justice, or even taxes. These are complex topics and subjects, and students typically want to dive into additional resources to learn as much as they can about one or more specific areas of interest.

    A True Book-Civics is a great collection for any classroom library and cover important and timely topics related to civil rights, voting, jury duty, running for public office, and taxes. The books in this collection engage students with sidebars and visual elements, and are designed specifically for today’s young, inquiring minds.

    The following books are perfect for today’s investigative readers who find themselves inspired by this year’s election and want to dive deeper into issues related to social justice and civics:

    Paying Taxes

    Perfect for curious students wondering how roads get built and their teachers get paid, Paying Taxes covers everything students need to know about one of the most important, yet dreaded, civic duties.

    Knowing Your Civil Rights

    The history of civil rights is at the heart of social justice initiatives today. In Knowing Your Civil Rights, students learn about the rights granted to them by the Constitution and gain the knowledge they need to reflect on social justice and civil rights issues in their community and beyond.

    Voting

    Voting guides students through the election process and the ins and outs of politics and democracy in the United States.

    Serving on a Jury

    Learning about the criminal justice system and law can never begin too early. In Serving on a Jury, students learn about one of the most fascinating aspects of the court system: what it means to serve on a jury.

    Running for Public Office

    Perfect for all the future politicians in your class, Running for Public Office might be the spark your students need to start planning their own campaign for higher office far in advance.

    A True Book-Civics are the perfect complement to your existing civics and social studies lessons. Each book provides your civic- and social justice-minded students the essential facts they need to know about timely subject matters while fueling their curiosity and inspiring them to dig even deeper. If you’re considering adding books to your classroom library related to civics and social justice, these books are the perfect place to start!

     

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