There is a website I've been made aware of called Our Courts
located at: http://www.ourcourts.org/
It was a project created with the help of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to help children learn about their government, its history, and the importance of being a good citizen. Why is this important today? I just learned that one can spend almost two hours trying to obtain signatures from party members to place candidates on a ballot for a primary, where some individuals are not even aware that they have a primary to begin with. So my question is this...how are we teaching our children about their civic rights? about their civic responsibilities? and when does this start to have an impact on the way they view their government? or even the world at large? Does your school do anything out of the ordinary to ensure your students maintain a sense of civic duty throughout school? How?