Civic Education includes the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and six proven instructional practices for ensuring that every student is provided a high-caliber civic education from kindergarten through high school graduation.
"Learning to make and evaluate evidence-based arguments (claims) is the singular, unifying, intellectual goal of all social studies courses."
Walter C. Parker, Inquiry Design Model, 2018
Ensure that every student is provided a high-caliber civic education from kindergarten through high school graduation.
The primary laws and regulations for civic education are:
- State learning standards - RCW 28A.150.210
- Civics credit requirement - RCW 28A.230.094
- Social studies assessments - RCW 28A.230.095
- Civics teacher training program - RCW 28A.415.285
See the complete list of social studies laws and regulations.
- OSPI and Secretary of State joint letter: 2023 Temperance and Good Citizenhship Day
- OSPI and Secretary of State News Release: Celebrating 100 Years of Civics Education Engagement
- Washington's annual civic observances
- Poster: Social Studies Education in the State of Washington
- College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework
- Six proven practices for enhancing civic education