The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement.
NOW MORE THAN EVER
Young people need strong tools for, and methods of, clear and disciplined thinking in order to traverse successfully the worlds of college, career, and civic life. They need the intellectual power to:
Recognize societal problems
Ask good questions and develop robust investigations into them
Consider possible solutions and consequences
Separate evidence-based claims from parochial opinions
Communicate and act upon what they learn
And most importantly, they must possess the capability and commitment to repeat that process as long as is necessary.
~C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards