Chicago Social Science and Civic Engagement

Chicago Social Science and Civic Engagement Chicago Public Schools Department of Social Science and Civic Engagement. Our mission is to build transformational schools that ignite curiosity, promote agency, and elevate active participation in our democracy. #EngageCPS

Chicago Public School’s Department of Social Science and Civic Engagement includes programmatic support in:
- Calumet is My Back Yard program
- Civics course curriculum and instruction
- Financial Education (Personal Finance 3.0)
curriculum and instruction
- Service learning implementation
- Social Science instruction
- Student Voice Committees - Student
Leadership

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Student Voice Committees (SVCs) are engaging in virtual student-led community conversation right now! SVC students and f...
10/25/2021

Student Voice Committees (SVCs) are engaging in virtual student-led community conversation right now! SVC students and facilitators will build community, discuss important topics, and gain tools/skills to take back to their SVCs. #EngageCPS

Student Voice Committees (SVCs) are engaging in virtual student-led community conversation right now! SVC students and facilitators will build community, discuss important topics, and gain tools/skills to take back to their SVCs. #EngageCPS

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! Check out our latest newsletter - @ChiPubSchools student and teacher share the...
10/20/2021

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! Check out our latest newsletter - @ChiPubSchools student and teacher share their Filipino American history, identity, and experiences. You'll also find a new guidance, resources, PD, and more 👉 conta.cc/3jfUHvO

October is #FilipinoAmericanHistoryMonth! Check out our latest newsletter - @ChiPubSchools student and teacher share their Filipino American history, identity, and experiences. You'll also find a new guidance, resources, PD, and more 👉 conta.cc/3jfUHvO

10/11/2021

A culturally competent curriculum includes the stories and histories of all peoples, including the perspectives of Indigenous People. Use our #IndigenousPeoplesDay Guidance to ensure Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives and experiences are in your classroom -> https://conta.cc/3BJfwH2

Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month is #MoreThanAMonth! View our latest newsletter to access the guidance, resources, and opp...
09/16/2021

Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month is #MoreThanAMonth! View our latest newsletter to access the guidance, resources, and opportunities 👉 conta.cc/3CfWhow

Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month is #MoreThanAMonth! View our latest newsletter to access the guidance, resources, and opportunities 👉 conta.cc/3CfWhow

Happy First Day of School, @ChiPubSchools! Explore some of @facinghistory's back to school resources to reconnect with a...
08/30/2021

Happy First Day of School, @ChiPubSchools! Explore some of @facinghistory's back to school resources to reconnect with and support students' needs: http://ow.ly/wxmz50G0Vi9

Happy First Day of School, @ChiPubSchools! Explore some of @facinghistory's back to school resources to reconnect with and support students' needs: http://ow.ly/wxmz50G0Vi9

We've partnered with @streetlaw to provide @ChiPubSchools 8th Grade Civics Teachers PD on Structured Academic Controvers...
08/17/2021

We've partnered with @streetlaw to provide @ChiPubSchools 8th Grade Civics Teachers PD on Structured Academic Controversy. They're learning student-centered strategies to hold discussion on current and societal issues that aligns with the #ParticipateCivics curriculum! #EngageCPS

We've partnered with @streetlaw to provide @ChiPubSchools 8th Grade Civics Teachers PD on Structured Academic Controversy. They're learning student-centered strategies to hold discussion on current and societal issues that aligns with the #ParticipateCivics curriculum! #EngageCPS

Today Chicago Public Schools Student Voice Committee Facilitators are learning about starting an SVC at their school to ...
08/17/2021

Today Chicago Public Schools Student Voice Committee Facilitators are learning about starting an SVC at their school to ensure this upcoming school year elevates student voice and expertise. #EngageCPS

Today Chicago Public Schools Student Voice Committee Facilitators are learning about starting an SVC at their school to ensure this upcoming school year elevates student voice and expertise. #EngageCPS

The Mayor's Youth Commission invites Chicago youth to the 2021 Youth Summit on Sat, Aug 14 @ 1 - 5 PM. Together, young p...
08/05/2021

The Mayor's Youth Commission invites Chicago youth to the 2021 Youth Summit on Sat, Aug 14 @ 1 - 5 PM. Together, young people will share their lived experience, foster connections, and design the future Chicago they wish to see. Register here: http://ow.ly/SPqX50FL7Ms

The Mayor's Youth Commission invites Chicago youth to the 2021 Youth Summit on Sat, Aug 14 @ 1 - 5 PM. Together, young people will share their lived experience, foster connections, and design the future Chicago they wish to see. Register here: http://ow.ly/SPqX50FL7Ms

Shout out to @CPSLiteracy for being selected for the 'The 1619 Project' Education Network! These teams will culminate in...
07/23/2021

Shout out to @CPSLiteracy for being selected for the 'The 1619 Project' Education Network! These teams will culminate in the creation of curricular resources for The 1619 Project from the New York Times Magazine.

More info: http://ow.ly/q2DE50FBVKU #EngageCPS

Shout out to @CPSLiteracy for being selected for the 'The 1619 Project' Education Network! These teams will culminate in the creation of curricular resources for The 1619 Project from the New York Times Magazine.

More info: http://ow.ly/q2DE50FBVKU #EngageCPS

Join @ChicagoRaceRiot tomorrow for the 3rd Annual CRR19 Bike Tour! Bike 5.5-mile throughout Bronzeville and Bridgeport t...
07/23/2021

Join @ChicagoRaceRiot tomorrow for the 3rd Annual CRR19 Bike Tour! Bike 5.5-mile throughout Bronzeville and Bridgeport to learn about the 1919 riots, the origin story of Chicago’s residential segregation, and Black resilience. Register at http://ow.ly/J3d650FBUwy.

Join @ChicagoRaceRiot tomorrow for the 3rd Annual CRR19 Bike Tour! Bike 5.5-mile throughout Bronzeville and Bridgeport to learn about the 1919 riots, the origin story of Chicago’s residential segregation, and Black resilience. Register at http://ow.ly/J3d650FBUwy.

Student Voice Activism Fellows are leading a @ChiPubSchools 2021 Summer Leadership Institute session on building strong ...
07/15/2021

Student Voice Activism Fellows are leading a @ChiPubSchools 2021 Summer Leadership Institute session on building strong youth-adult partnerships! #EngageCPS

Student Voice Activism Fellows are leading a @ChiPubSchools 2021 Summer Leadership Institute session on building strong youth-adult partnerships! #EngageCPS

The Civic Engagement Research Group at UCR is excited to announce the launch of its new resource website Educating 4 Dem...
07/13/2021

The Civic Engagement Research Group at UCR is excited to announce the launch of its new resource website Educating 4 Democracy. The website provides educators with the tools they need to prepare youth to participate in democratic society. Explore our videos and learning modules on topics such as “Civic Discussion & Deliberation” and “Civic Action.”

#CivicEngagement #CivicLearning #DemocracyEd #CivicEd #CivicAction #YouthVoice #StudentVoice #profdev #sschat #edchat #educators

https://www.ed4democracy.org

The Civic Engagement Research Group at UCR is excited to announce the launch of its new resource website Educating 4 Democracy. The website provides educators with the tools they need to prepare youth to participate in democratic society. Explore our videos and learning modules on topics such as “Civic Discussion & Deliberation” and “Civic Action.”

#CivicEngagement #CivicLearning #DemocracyEd #CivicEd #CivicAction #YouthVoice #StudentVoice #profdev #sschat #edchat #educators

https://www.ed4democracy.org

07/13/2021

This Thursday (11 AM - 12:15 PM), attend @facinghistory's webinar, Cultivating Genius: Learning about Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad. Register at http://ow.ly/EtpB50Fv8Jn

Want to lead your community to engage more constructively across differences of opinion? Join a small group of inspiring...
07/13/2021
Ambassador Program - The Better Arguments Project

Want to lead your community to engage more constructively across differences of opinion? Join a small group of inspiring leaders to bring Better Arguments to your community! Apply to The Aspen Institute's Better Arguments Ambassador Program by July 23rd 👉 http://ow.ly/XYPQ50Fv7Wt

The Better Arguments Project Ambassador Program is an immersive educational experience to train leaders in the Better Arguments Project’s framework for constructive and empathetic disagreement. This is a perfect opportunity for leaders who wish to hone their skills with regard to engaging diverse ...

Let's continue @ChiPubSchools Teacher Appreciation into the summer! Share about a #TransformativeTeacher that made an im...
07/06/2021

Let's continue @ChiPubSchools Teacher Appreciation into the summer! Share about a #TransformativeTeacher that made an impact on you and why so we can feature them on our social media 👉 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTsz04-EVy4fs_-IHaUYhorRntcQNzEyfJ9y1IYwaAj-LECw/viewform

Let's continue @ChiPubSchools Teacher Appreciation into the summer! Share about a #TransformativeTeacher that made an impact on you and why so we can feature them on our social media 👉 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTsz04-EVy4fs_-IHaUYhorRntcQNzEyfJ9y1IYwaAj-LECw/viewform

Join IL Board of Ed revision task force, including @ChiPubSchools Civic Life Teacher Leader, Dorlande Charles from Powel...
07/06/2021

Join IL Board of Ed revision task force, including @ChiPubSchools Civic Life Teacher Leader, Dorlande Charles from Powell Academy, on 7/13 @ 4 PM! They'll discuss current efforts to support culturally responsive learning in Social Science Standards. Info: http://ow.ly/mxvv50FmNDf

Join IL Board of Ed revision task force, including @ChiPubSchools Civic Life Teacher Leader, Dorlande Charles from Powell Academy, on 7/13 @ 4 PM! They'll discuss current efforts to support culturally responsive learning in Social Science Standards. Info: http://ow.ly/mxvv50FmNDf

Shoutout to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Ms. Richmond at Ward Elementary! She always shows up to SVC facilitat...
06/21/2021

Shoutout to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Ms. Richmond at Ward Elementary! She always shows up to SVC facilitator meet-ups with positive energy. All of the SVC facilitators talk about how much insight and encouragement they receive from her. #TheBestAreWithCPS #EngageCPS

Shoutout to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Ms. Richmond at Ward Elementary! She always shows up to SVC facilitator meet-ups with positive energy. All of the SVC facilitators talk about how much insight and encouragement they receive from her. #TheBestAreWithCPS #EngageCPS

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mr. Scotese! One of his former students from @wyhs shares: Mr. Scote...
06/21/2021

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mr. Scotese! One of his former students from @wyhs shares: Mr. Scotese had a way of tying everything we read back into universal emotions and experiences outside of the classroom. #TheBestAreWithCPS #EngageCPS

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mr. Scotese! One of his former students from @wyhs shares: Mr. Scotese had a way of tying everything we read back into universal emotions and experiences outside of the classroom. #TheBestAreWithCPS #EngageCPS

#Juneteenth is now a US federal holiday. Read our latest newsletter that highlights resources and local Chicago opportun...
06/17/2021
Juneteenth: Resources and Chicago Opportunities

#Juneteenth is now a US federal holiday. Read our latest newsletter that highlights resources and local Chicago opportunities happening this weekend to engage in this historic moment 👉 https://conta.cc/35uhGw3

Juneteenth, This Saturday While we celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday, we also want to recognize and ground ourselves in the history and ongoing fight against the various ways systemic racism presents

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mrs. Anne Michelle Boyle, who teaches Global Studies at @wyhs! A for...
06/17/2021

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mrs. Anne Michelle Boyle, who teaches Global Studies at @wyhs! A former student shares that every chance she got, she allowed students to have hands on, real world experiences. #TheBestAreWithCPS #ThankATeacher #EngageCPS

Shout out to @ChiPubSchools #TransformativeTeacher, Mrs. Anne Michelle Boyle, who teaches Global Studies at @wyhs! A former student shares that every chance she got, she allowed students to have hands on, real world experiences. #TheBestAreWithCPS #ThankATeacher #EngageCPS

What's that? It's Tabitha's and Alexis' #WhatEveryAmericanShouldKnow blog featured on the @AspenInstitute's homepage! Ch...
06/15/2021

What's that? It's Tabitha's and Alexis' #WhatEveryAmericanShouldKnow blog featured on the @AspenInstitute's homepage! Check it out 👉 http://ow.ly/cDhm50F9PHh #WEASK #EngageCPS

What's that? It's Tabitha's and Alexis' #WhatEveryAmericanShouldKnow blog featured on the @AspenInstitute's homepage! Check it out 👉 http://ow.ly/cDhm50F9PHh #WEASK #EngageCPS

Join @UChicago Educator Outreach and the @PulitzerCenter on June 23-24 & 28-29. The Summer Institute for Educators bring...
06/15/2021

Join @UChicago Educator Outreach and the @PulitzerCenter on June 23-24 & 28-29. The Summer Institute for Educators brings together award-winning journalists and educational resources to highlight global and local inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 👉 http://ow.ly/WZdn50FaSP3

Join @UChicago Educator Outreach and the @PulitzerCenter on June 23-24 & 28-29. The Summer Institute for Educators brings together award-winning journalists and educational resources to highlight global and local inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19 👉 http://ow.ly/WZdn50FaSP3

We're looking for Chicago Public Schools educators passionate about building affirming, inclusive classrooms! The Democr...
06/09/2021

We're looking for Chicago Public Schools educators passionate about building affirming, inclusive classrooms! The Democratic Classrooms Professional Learning Community is a new leadership opportunity available to all K-12 teachers. Limited space, register today: bit.ly/DemClassrooms!

We're looking for Chicago Public Schools educators passionate about building affirming, inclusive classrooms! The Democratic Classrooms Professional Learning Community is a new leadership opportunity available to all K-12 teachers. Limited space, register today: bit.ly/DemClassrooms!

Our Team is Growing! We're looking for innovative and creative educational leaders that are passionate about culturally ...
06/04/2021

Our Team is Growing! We're looking for innovative and creative educational leaders that are passionate about culturally relevant teaching and student voice. More details at https://conta.cc/3x7KpT6.

Our Team is Growing! We're looking for innovative and creative educational leaders that are passionate about culturally relevant teaching and student voice. More details at https://conta.cc/3x7KpT6.

View our June newsletter highlighting #PrideMonth resources, upcoming opportunities, and more 👉 https://conta.cc/3pfASXc
06/04/2021

View our June newsletter highlighting #PrideMonth resources, upcoming opportunities, and more 👉 https://conta.cc/3pfASXc

View our June newsletter highlighting #PrideMonth resources, upcoming opportunities, and more 👉 https://conta.cc/3pfASXc

Chicago Public Schools' Office of Student Health and Wellness & GSA Leadership Committee are hosting the first ever CPS ...
06/02/2021

Chicago Public Schools' Office of Student Health and Wellness & GSA Leadership Committee are hosting the first ever CPS GSA Summit for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and affirming allies! Attend student-led workshops on supporting LGBTQ+ students next Saturday. Register 👉 bit.ly/GSAsummit21

Chicago Public Schools' Office of Student Health and Wellness & GSA Leadership Committee are hosting the first ever CPS GSA Summit for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and affirming allies! Attend student-led workshops on supporting LGBTQ+ students next Saturday. Register 👉 bit.ly/GSAsummit21

Teacher Appreciation is #MoreThanAWeek! Throughout June we will celebrate teachers by sharing shoutouts we've collected ...
06/01/2021

Teacher Appreciation is #MoreThanAWeek! Throughout June we will celebrate teachers by sharing shoutouts we've collected over the past month. Please share a personal story about a #TransformativeTeacher that made an impact on you and why 👉 forms.gle/2q2y1wjvj28uR69d7

Teacher Appreciation is #MoreThanAWeek! Throughout June we will celebrate teachers by sharing shoutouts we've collected over the past month. Please share a personal story about a #TransformativeTeacher that made an impact on you and why 👉 forms.gle/2q2y1wjvj28uR69d7

Chicago Public Schools Participate Civics students from Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School are meeting with Alder...
05/24/2021

Chicago Public Schools Participate Civics students from Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School are meeting with Alderman Walter Burnett Jr! Student leader, Cushan, is facilitating the discussion around youth voice, power, and community. #EngageCPS

Chicago Public Schools Participate Civics students from Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School are meeting with Alderman Walter Burnett Jr! Student leader, Cushan, is facilitating the discussion around youth voice, power, and community. #EngageCPS

Don't miss George Washington High School's Community Conference NEXT FRIDAY! Student-led sessions will cover topics on c...
05/21/2021

Don't miss George Washington High School's Community Conference NEXT FRIDAY! Student-led sessions will cover topics on college life, environmental justice, service learning projects, and more. Head to bit.ly/gwhs-events for further details.

Don't miss George Washington High School's Community Conference NEXT FRIDAY! Student-led sessions will cover topics on college life, environmental justice, service learning projects, and more. Head to bit.ly/gwhs-events for further details.

05/21/2021

Hey Patriots and Patriot Community! Be sure to register and join us virtually for our 3rd Annual Community Conference! ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

What does learning/teaching about the AAPI community mean to you? We invite Chicago Public Schools educators and youth t...
05/19/2021

What does learning/teaching about the AAPI community mean to you? We invite Chicago Public Schools educators and youth to participate in our #MoreThanAMonth initiative by sharing your response with us at bit.ly/aapimeans #AAPIMeans

What does learning/teaching about the AAPI community mean to you? We invite Chicago Public Schools educators and youth to participate in our #MoreThanAMonth initiative by sharing your response with us at bit.ly/aapimeans #AAPIMeans

This Friday @ 8 PM on all WTTW - Chicago PBS platforms, IDA B. WELLS, a one-hour Chicago Stories special and website is ...
05/18/2021
Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special (Coming Soon)

This Friday @ 8 PM on all WTTW - Chicago PBS platforms, IDA B. WELLS, a one-hour Chicago Stories special and website is live! Go back in time to explore Wells: investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. More info at http://ow.ly/xDfs50EOvBK #IdaBWellsWTTW

There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century crusading investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. In the wake of her recent posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation, Chicago street naming, a...

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I'll be facilitating a PD on Tuesday of next week for Chicago Public School teachers. The whole SSCE team will be there. Come learn with us...sign up through the Learning Hub!
Recently, we have seen great debate in the news about values, civility, and what we as citizens perceive as good traits in our leaders at all levels of government. By studying Judy Baar Topinka’s life and philosophy, students can discuss qualities of leadership as well as how her thinking and life is relevant today. Just Judy, A Citizen and Leader for Illinois is a great compliment to any civics course and it explores such issues as good government in the form of good management and leadership; civility; protocol; compromise; integrity, perseverance; heritage; respect and advocacy.
The Chicago Chapter of VeteransForPeace.org will be submitting a workshop proposal on the militarization of youth and its effects on youth and the community.
Our department created an amazing list of civic engagement opportunities for youth to be engaged during spring break. Check it out, share and encourage your students to sign up!
Great kick off to Civics today with 50+ Powerful CPS teachers at AL RABY HS. Remember, you are powerful!