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Learning the Constitution Activity Civic Mirror Classroom Video Series, Episode 6

Learning the Constitution

Learning the Constitution

When The Civic Mirror begins, students – like people of any state or community – will inevitably ask questions like:

“Can he do that?”
“Would I be able to get away with … ?”
“What’s legal? What’s forbidden? And who says so?”

The Civic Mirror Manuals include modified versions of the U.S. Constitution or the Canadian Charter (depending on the module), and these modified documents literally become the students’ book of fundamental laws for their own country.

This “Constitutional Jigsaw” activity is optional (time permitting), but it has two primary objectives:

  1. For students to become familiar with their simulated nation’s constitution by paraphrasing sections of it in groups and evaluating one another’s work, and
  2. For students to become more familiar with the U.S. Constitution or Canadian Charter, with the hope of becoming more informed and well-equipped citizens in the real world.

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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE CIVIC MIRROR IS?
Basically it’s a government and economics simulation that turns classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Far more than just a game, The Civic Mirror is a fully comprehensive civic education program that turns the old rules of teaching and learning on their head. Students actively assume real-world citizenship roles – both in the classroom and online – and work as individuals to provide for imaginary families and achieve hidden agendas, while working together to build a strong, democratic nation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT CIVICMIRROR.COM.

FOR THE COMPLETE CIVIC MIRROR EVENT SUMMARY, CLICK HERE .

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