Educational Products: The Civic Mirror - US Module
U.S. Student Manual

This manual leads students through the entire Civic Mirror process of building and running their own nation.  It is the rules, events, and activities outlined in this manual that will turn your students’ Civic Mirror country into a miniature version of the United States. The U.S. Student Manual serves as a script that makes the process fun and easy to do.

The U.S. Student Manual allows students to actively experience a simulated version of the United States’ political and legal system. Specifically, it provides the following:

  • All of The Civic Mirror rules and their relevance and relation to the real world,
  • An abbreviated version of the U.S. Constitution that serves as the students’ law of the land, outlining their political and legal system as well as their rights and freedoms,
  • Procedures and scripts for a self-running political system modeled after the U.S. Presidential system, including details for legislative procedures and executive actions,
  • A bicameral congress where 5 students are elected into a House of Representatives and 3 students are elected into a Senate,
  • A Presidency as well as a Cabinet (if there are enough participants),
  • A National Court administered by a student judge & jury where citizens can prosecute one another and their government for breaking laws,
  • An electoral procedure allowing students to campaign for any of the offices listed above, and participate in the ballot casting procedure,
  • A Town Hall for students to engage in civic discourse and debate, so they can learn how to assert themselves and stand up for their rights and freedoms..

The learning opportunities and the curricular connections that the U.S. Student Manual provides are rich and endless. It fleshes out the educational value of the The Civic Mirror, and provides all participants with an easy-to-follow scope and sequence.

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U.S. Instructor’s Manual

The United States Instructor’s Manual is worth its weight in gold. It is built around the Student Manual so that instructors can read everything their students are reading (without having to flip back and forth), and it contains instructor-specific components that are essential to delivering The Civic Mirror. The United States Instructor’s Manual not only provides educators with an abundance of helpful insights and teaching tips, but it coaches them through this new and exciting approach to teaching and learning.

Specifically, the U.S. Instructor’s Manual comes with all of the following components:

  • An instructor’s synopsis and introduction ,
  • Insight into the Action-Ed approach to real-world teaching and learning,
  • Curricular correlations to the United States’ National Standards in Government, Civics, and Economics standards used in the United States,
  • Assessment tools and criteria,
  • Suggestions on how to implement the program into your course,
  • Specific instructions on how to prepare for and deliver each of The Civic Mirror events,
  • Suggested homework for each of the classroom events,
  • Discussion prompts and topics that relate the Civic Mirror experience to the curriculum,
  • Ready-to-copy worksheets and reading checks for quick and easy use,
  • Reflection & Connection sample activities and assignments,
  • All of the Hidden Agendas that the students need to properly participate.

Be an innovator. Enjoy teaching the class your students can’t get enough of.

Pricing: $129.95

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