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civics,

branch of learning that treats of the relationship between citizens and their society and state, originally called civil government. With the large immigration into the United States in the latter half of the 19th cent., civics became a subject in the secondary schools and colleges through the influence of the National Education Association and other organizations.

civics

1. the study of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
2. US and Canadian the study of government and its workings
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Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools, Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, September 2011, www.
She told The New York Times in 2011, after test results from a national civics examination showed fewer than half of eighth-graders in the United States knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights, that "we have a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education.
The Foss Institute, whose motto is ''Patriotism Matters,'' has created a civics institute to promote the test to state legislatures as a way to increase the understanding of basic government by students, with the hope they will be better prepared to be engaged citizens.
Civics was increasingly being viewed as a course of study worthy of its own place within the curriculum.
The diversity of perspectives collected in Global Civics is the book's greatest strength.
which periodically reports on students' knowledge in various subject areas, known informally as the Nation's Report Card--recently found that only 27 percent of 12th-graders were proficient in civics and government.
As a result of the previous screening, three out of eight civics textbooks included references to the Senkakus and Takeshima, while Takeshima appeared in two out of six geography textbooks.
Minneapolis Southwest High School is one of those that no longer offer a course called civics, but it finds ways of engaging students in community life and civic life.
Previously, Honda said only 2001 Accords, Civics and some TLs needed the fix.
In addition to the 80,000 Civics in the UK, a further 120,000 are affected in mainland Europe.
Japanese firm Honda, who make 100,000 Civics a year in Swindon, Wiltshire, said the problem only affected cars made between 2006 and 2007.
The Swindon factory, employing 5,000 people, has made Civics since 1994.