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Civics Education Instruction in K-12

WHEREAS, the NAACP seeks to confront and eliminate societal and institutional prejudices deterring the advancement of African Americans; and

WHEREAS, civics knowledge and skills enable individuals to participate in a democracy and navigate civic remedies when rights have been infringed upon.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the NAACP reaffirm our 2017 Civic and Character Education in Schools Resolution and recommend civics lessons that should be included for K-8, as well as types of lessons that are appropriate for grades 9-12, and will urge our units through their Education Committees and Youth Councils to help to develop and review their State's Social Studies Standards applicable to Civics Education; and then meet and work with students, and social studies teachers, to discuss the curriculum and teaching of those standards in the local schools. NAACP representatives will then meet with State and local school officials to address concerns about the standards and/or curriculum and instruction for civics education (based on those state standards) in their communities.