Educating for American Democracy convening at LSU

Educating for American Democracy: A Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civics Education for All Learners brought together academics and practitioners in education, civics, history, and political science for the first of two field convenings at Louisiana State University on February 2-4, 2020.

Together we discussed the current state of history and civics curricula across the country to begin developing a “Roadmap for Excellence” that outlines for teachers, schools, and district and state policy-makers high-priority civic content areas. In addition, we will consider recommendations for instructional strategies and best practices to integrate the teaching of civics and history at every grade level. We also hear from students, teachers and publishers about what they envision for the future of civic education to inform these discussions. The convening was a critical conversation on the Roadmap for Excellence in History and Civic Education for All Learners.