Today we take another look at an excellent and well-received session at the recent National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, held in Chicago last weekend.

Keeping Current With Civic Action 


Chris Spinale, FJCC Action Civics Coordinator, Discusses the Civic Action Project with a Group of Teachers

On Friday afternoon of the conference, FJCC’s Action Civics Coordinator, Chris Spinale and Curriculum Director, Val McVey presented with Gregorio Medina of the Constitutional Rights Foundation on the Civic Action Project for middle and high school students. This well attended session provided teachers with an overview of CRF’s free public policy problem solving curriculum. The Civic Action Project supports research-based practices in civic and government education. Teachers that integrate this project-based curriculum into their instruction enhance student civic knowledge, skills and dispositions by deliberately engaging them in aspects of the democratic process. If you are interested in how CAP can fit into your social studies classroom, contact Chris Spinale:


Chris Spinale of FJCC and Gregorio Medina of Constitutional Rights Foundation