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  Civics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Civics is the science of comparative government and means of administering public trusts - the theory of governance as applied to state institutions.
Civics was often simply concerned with the balance of power between say an aristocracy and monarchy - a concern echoed to this day in the struggles for power between different levels of rulers - say of the weaker nation-states to establish a binding international law that will have an effect even on the stronger ones.
Most civic theories are more trusting of public institutions, and can be characterized on a scale from least (mob rule) to most (the totalitarian) degree of trust placed in key public institutions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civics   (1121 words)

 Honda Civic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap.
Some current generation Civics use VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), and are approaching the size and weight of the early Honda Accord models, which were initially introduced as a larger, upmarket alternative to the Civic in the mid 1970s.
Civics prior to the fifth and sixth generation had a high power-to-weight ratio and a higher hp-to-liter output compared to many of their direct competitors which allowed for naturally better acceleration, braking and handling given similar parts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Honda_Civic   (2460 words)

 Peter Levine: the NAEP civics assessment
Civics is explicitly placed in a third tier below reading and math (which are to be mandatory) and science and writing (which are treated as highly desirable).
The NAEP civics, history, geography, and economics assessments could be combined into a single "social studies" NAEP (with separate subscores for each subject); this NAEP could then be offered every three years in as many states as possible.
A completely new--and much shorter--assessment of adolescents' civic knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors could be conducted as a random survey, with a big enough sample to generate state-level results in at least the large states.
www.peterlevine.ws /mt/archives/000124.html   (1474 words)

 Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction Social Studies Civics Legislation
While civics and government is a defined discipline, it is difficult to apply in an isolated context.
Beginning in the 1960's, a new approach to civic education was developed out of a concern for the lack of emphasis and understanding of the judicial branch of government.
Through the study of civics and government students should be able to demonstrate competence by applying the content standards to their lives and ensuring that our society will have students prepared to participate as thoughtful and informed citizens.
www.state.ct.us /sde/dtl/curriculum/currsocs_civics.htm   (2044 words)

 NAEP Civics - What Does the NAEP Civics Assessment Measure?
According to the civics framework developed by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the assessment should be organized in three main components: civic knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic dispositions.
The civic knowledge component draws heavily on the 1994 National Standards for Civics and Government developed by the Center for Civic Education and covers the broad range of content that forms the basis of civic understanding.
The component of civic dispositions, according to the framework, "refers to the traits of private and public character essential to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy." The framework defines five dispositions as follows:
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/civics/whatmeasure.asp   (313 words)

 Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility: A Lesson in Civics Education
Founded in 1964 as the Committee on Civic Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, the CCE’s flagship program is called “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitu­tion” and features a textbook for high school stu­dents, who participate in a nationwide competition to demonstrate their knowledge of the curriculum.
Civics education at its best should inculcate in students a keen knowledge of and profound respect for the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Despite the vital importance of civics education for free government, the President’s request to eliminate federal funding for the CCE is the right decision.
www.heritage.org /Research/Education/bg1874.cfm   (2697 words)

 Welcome to Civics Incorporated!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Civics Incorporated is building a base of young adults in the Twin Cities who are committed to improving the places where they live, work and volunteer.
Civics Incorporated meets monthly to discuss current events, reinforce critical skills for effective leadership and provide a space for members to discuss and refine their personal work plans.
The Civics Incorporated Education Seminar, a companion program to Civics Incorporated, teaches our core values and principles in a 10-session applied study of civic leadership.
www.civicsinc.org   (352 words)

 NAEP Civics Subject Area
In 1998, NAEP administered the latest civics assessment to approximately 22,000 students at grades 4, 8, and 12 in the nation.
See the results from the 1998 civics assessment, and we have them for you in a variety of forms.
Explore NAEP civics assessment data and results or view the NAEP Data Tool.
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/civics   (236 words)

 APC: Education > Articles > "New Civics" means Global Governance"
The New Civics teaches that American classrooms would be doing a disservice to students by suggesting that America’s recognition of inalienable rights deserves any superior place in the spectrum of world politics.
According to the New Civics curriculum, Socialist democracies like Estonia and Lithuania have "positive constitutionalism in regard to human rights." That means that the government is required to provide a broad array of social and economic entitlements.
Worse, the 1994 standards for civics were written by the Center for Civic Education; the same CCE now authorized by Congress to create the enhanced version laid out in H.R. Under federal grant, the CCE creates the standards, creates the curriculum and distributes it to schools by federal law and federal money.
www.americanpolicy.org /educ/newcivics.htm   (1471 words)

 CustomCivics.com - Online Honda Civic Forums and Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Civic is also a techno-tour-de-force: The hybrid model is one of the most fuel-efficient cars available, and satellite navigation and radio are available.
The Civic coupe began life as an economical and agile alternative to its plodding contemporaries, but over the years it got duller as its competitors sharpened up, and by 2005, it was a secretary’s special.
The Civic coupe marks the triumphant return to the time when Hondas were smarter and sportier than their competitors.
www.customcivics.com   (368 words)

 8th Generation Civics :: 8th Gen Civics [ Guest ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Civic Si Concept celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Civic Si legacy in the U.S. and builds on its performance heritage with a 200-horsepower, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC engine with an 8,000 rpm red line, mated to a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2006 Civic Si Coupe will be the sixth generation Si, which first appeared as a three-door hatchback in 1986 with subsequent Civic Si models appearing in 1989, 1992, 1999 and 2002.
The natural gas Civic is the cleanest internal combustion engine in the world and will continue to be made in Ohio.
www.8thgencivics.com /FM2014-3-58/portal.php   (1105 words)

 CNN.com - Report: U.S. youth fail civics basics - Sep. 23, 2003
Teenagers and young adults are less likely than older adults to value voting or the way government works, and the reason is that the nation is failing to teach the basics for taking part in a democracy, according to a report released Monday.
In 39 states, a course in civics or government is required to get a high school diploma.
The project is a collaboration of the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Center on Congress at Indiana University, and the Center on Civic Education.
www.cnn.com /2003/EDUCATION/09/23/civics.education.ap   (569 words)

 NewsAdvance.com | Professor pushes civics education
Civics education “is something that cannot be left to chance.
The commission is the result of a five-year congressional initiative aimed at invigorating civics education in schools and communities across the nation.
Civics and government issues are covered in classes like social studies, history, geography, political science and American government.
www.newsadvance.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=LNA/MGArticle/LNA_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031782360959&path=!news!archive   (447 words)

 Gilbert T. Sewall on Street Law and Civics Education on National Review Online
Many social-studies educators think the study of basic governmental principles is "dry." They shrink from civics that is openly patriotic, calling it propaganda.
Civics education should be "practical" and "empowering." Lessons should emphasize individual and group rights.
In state after state, world-cultures curricula that tend to be multicultural in outlook are replacing civics requirements.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/sewall200411100841.asp   (901 words)

 HYBRID: 1G and 2G Civics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The earliest Honda Civics with the 1170cc engine suffer from terminal anemia; while the chassis is decent, the engine is not quite up to the task.
In 1976, the Civic was blessed with a new head that offered significantly larger valves and a domed combustion chamber to match the new domed pistons.
The hot five speed is the one from the 1975 Civic Wagon, as it has good first through fourth gears with a nice fifth for cruising.
hybrid2.honda-perf.org /news/oldcivic.html   (1936 words)

 Civics Sports and Social Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the fall of that same year, the employees extended membership to other departments and applied to the City of Toronto for permission to name their organization The Civic Employees' Cricket Club.
The club was admitted to the TandD League in 1961 and in 1972 the club's name was changed to Civic Sports and Social Club.
Civics 2005 Division 1 MVP Iqbal Kassamali, receives his prize from TandD President Austin Ward for scoring the most runs in the league for the 2005 season
www.geocities.com /civicscricket/Cricket.html   (601 words)

To effectively participate in education, work, and civic opportunities in this country, immigrants and other limited English proficient persons must not only master English, but be able to understand and navigate governmental, educational, workplace systems and key institutions, such as banking and health care.
This collection was built with an emphasis on informed civic participation to serve adult educators in diverse settings.
The Process of English And Civics Education (PEACE) Curriculum was designed to inspire students to use their emerging language skills to problem solve and apply these lessons to their lives outside of the classroom.
www.cde.state.co.us /cdeadult/ELCivics.htm   (1780 words)

 'New Civics' Means 'Global Governance' -- 10/28/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Well the Center for Civics Education provides a wonderful answer for that question: "In this century, by contrast with the past, we may reasonably speculate that education for citizenship in a democracy will, with each decade, become everywhere more global, international and comparative in curricular content and processes of teaching and learning.
These are the ideals that the Center for Civics Education and its New Civics seek to deride.
Worse, the 1994 standards for civics were written by the Center for Civic Education; the same Center for Civics Education now authorized by Congress to create the enhanced version laid out in H.R. Under federal grant, the CCE creates the standards, creates the curriculum and distributes it to schools by federal law and federal money.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewCommentary.asp?Page=\Commentary\archive\200310\COM20031028a.html   (1596 words)

 Teaching Civics and Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These sites encourage economic understanding and civic participation through information and provide lesson plans and activities for economics and civics education.
Civics On-line - A collaborative, Internet project providing primary sources, learning tools, and other resources.
Civics and Politics - A plethora of sites for civics and politics.
www.kn.sbc.com /wired/fil/pages/listcivicsast.html   (338 words)

 NPR : Civics Lessons Beyond the Classroom
Morning Edition, January 7, 2003 · Today's teenagers have grown up with two strong messages about government: that politics is messy and politicians can be corrupt, and that every citizen can make a difference in his or her community.
The Center for Civic Education specializes in civic/citizenship education, law-related education and international educational exchange programs for developing democracies.
The Junior State of America is a high school organization whose members are interested in politics, government, debate, the law and education.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=905341   (1164 words)

 RE: I hate Civics!!!!
I think it was a civic In the first F&F that changed lanes underneath the Semi truck too, that was an awesome stunt.
they were the 3 civics hijacking trucks, which was why brian went undercover in the first place.
all of the main character drive civics and the main plot involved using civics to rob big rig trailers.
www.mustangforums.com /fb.asp?m=768917   (2102 words)

 TEACHINGpoint - Civics
George Cassutto is an award-winning author who developed curriculum for the PBS series “The Democracy Project,” consulted on the PBS “Thomas Jefferson” documentary, and developed curriculum for the Discovery Channel and US News and World Report.
Civics has been designed to cover concepts using group activities, simulations and Internet activities that will bring the content to life for middle school students.
It made a difficult subject for 8th grade students to understand a lot easier.
www.teaching-point.net /civics.html   (232 words)

 Harvard University IOP: For Harvard Students: CIVICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Description: CIVICS is an organization working to provide a civic education to young people in Boston and Cambridge.
If you'd like to starts CIVICS at your college or university, please contact Alan or Michael, or our national expansion chair Rachel Haurwitz, and we'd be more than happy to help.
If you'd like to start Civics at your college or university, please contact Alan, Michael, and we'd be more than happy to help.
www.iop.harvard.edu /students_civics_committee.html   (334 words)

EL CIVICS: Making the case for Just-in-Time Teaching, article by Heide Spruck Wrigley addressing ways of incorporating civics into ongoing language and literacy work, with thanks to Dr. Wrigley for sharing her article here.
Civic Practices Network - collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together organizations and perspectives within the new citizenship movement.
As learners become more aware of, and involved in advocacy and/or civic participation efforts, these sites may be of use in developing a critical understanding of the role of media as a tool (or weapon) in shaping public thought.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Swearer_Center/Literacy_Resources/elcivics.html   (2363 words)

 The Iowa Civics Project
The chapters explore the historical development of government in Iowa; the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of state government; Authorities, Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Districts; Local governments; education; political parties; interest groups; the mass media; voting and elections; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
The series is free to any government teacher or school wanting to teach this curriculum as a supplement to the government taught in the school system.
If you would like more information on the civics project click on the link describing the project or e-mail us with your questions to public.interest.institute@limitedgovernment.org.
www.limitedgovernment.org /civics.html   (187 words)

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