These tools and readings suggest ways of weaving CLDE into general education programs and college majors, while making equity and inclusion top priorities.


Framework for Students’ Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement: The Framework was developed by the National Task Force for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement following consultation with hundreds of campus leaders and major civic, scholarly, and national organizations.
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Civic Inquiry in General Education and Majors: A Guided Pathway Design: This template shows how thematic course clusters can be keyed to important questions and to students’ own civic and career interests.
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Civic Inquiry and Projects in the Major: This prompt for curriculum mapping suggests ways that program content, learning outcomes, and students’ preparation for work on civic problems and projects can be connected by design.
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Prioritizing Equity and Inclusion: These articles suggest ways to reach students who too often are not included in civic learning: first generation, low-income men, and working adult learners.