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State Civic Education: Toolkit
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Lexington | 2017 | 65 p.
Elizabeth Whitehouse; Paul J. Baumann; Jan Brennan
Corporate author: 
The Council of State Governments; Education Commission of the States
Europe and North America
© The Council of State Governments, 2017

This Civic Education Toolkit is intended to help stakeholders from all three branches of government, as well as other members of the civic education community in their mission to improve state civic education. There are many unique strategies stakeholders can use to effectively engage students. To effectively use this guide, the icons below denote methods and examples that may be particularly useful to leaders from each branch of government, leaders in the K-12 education community, leaders in the higher education community, and leaders working with non-governmental organizations.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education


Civic education; Global citizenship; Digital citizenship; Media literacy