Civics for All: Civics Literacy Through Libraries
The NYC DOE Department of Library Services and the Department of Social Studies is pleased to bring a K-12 collaborative grant opportunity to NYC DOE public school libraries. Building on the citywide curriculum, Civics for All, Civics Literacy Through Libraries will provide resources and instruction to advance student engagement, passion, and understanding of civic engagement and social action. Students will learn how their national and local governments work, how they can get involved, the history of civil rights on diverse communities, and the role played by the media and the Internet in shaping our understanding of current events, issues, and politics.
Civic Literacy Through Libraries, focuses on three key areas to support school librarians to build student civic understanding and activism: robust collections on key topics and issues, rigorous professional learning, and continuous sharing of instructional ideas and best practices.
All grant recipients will receive a collection of professionally selected library books for students of a selected grade band, a copy of the selected grade band Civics for All curriculum for the school library, a copy of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, and a full-day workshop (Dates/Location TBD) on unpacking the curriculum aligning resources, and integrating the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. APPLICATIONS DUE Jan 13, 2020.
Apply today at http://bit.ly/CivicsLiteracyThroughLibraries.