On September 10, 2020, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted criteria and guidance to award a State Seal of Civic Engagement (SSCE) to California students who demonstrate excellence in civics education and participation, and an understanding of the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government. By adopting these criteria, California joined a small but growing number of states that formally recognize and promote student civic engagement with seals to affix to student transcripts, diplomas, or certificates of completion.
The Youth Voter Toolkit is here! Supporting students beyond simply registering to vote. To access this interactive digital notebook, click on the following link: Youth Voter Toolkit (Google Docs).What is included?
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The Integrated Action Civics Project is being developed through a collaboration between the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project and the Santa Clara County Office of Education with significant support and participation by the San Mateo County Office of Education. Initiated in 2017, this multi-year, multi-regional initiative relies on the committed involvement of dozens of teachers to develop an integrated approach to civic education and engagement in the K-12 History-Social Science (H-SS) classrooms.
The Santa Clara County Superior Court Law Day Contest, sponsored yearly by the Court’s Community Outreach Committee and the Santa Clara County Bar Association, added something special this year … music. Every year the Court Outreach Committee and the Bar sponsor contests allowing students to express themselves creatively within the Law Day theme. While traditionally, the Law Day contest has involved essays, poetry, or posters - this year, the contest added a video option, with submissions made through YouTube or Tik Tok. Read More.