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1 Civic Responsibility Citizen participation in a democratic society

2 Preamble to the US Constitution We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

3 CIVIC PARTICIPATION

4 National Voter Turnout in US Federal Elections: 1960– html Year Voting-age population Voter registrationVoter turnout Turnout (percent) ,926,957NA130,234, ,809,266NA90,682, ,229,580NA132,618, ,600,000135,889,60080,588, ,256,931174,800,000122,294, ,473,000150,990,59879,830, ,815,000156,421,311105,586, ,929,000141,850,55873,117, ,511,000146,211,96096,456, ,650,000130,292,82275,105, ,529,000133,821,178104,405, ,812,000121,105,63067,859, ,778,000126,379,62891,594, ,566,000118,399,98464,991, ,466,000124,150,61492,652, ,938,000110,671,22567,615, ,597,000113,043,73486,515, ,373,000103,291,26558,917, ,309,190105,037,98681,555, ,336,00096,199, ,943, ,776,00097,328,54177,718, ,498,00082,496, ,014, ,328,18681,658,18073,211, ,132,00076,288, ,188, ,090,00073,715,81870,644, ,423,00065,393, ,141, ,159,00064,833, ,838,

5 Congress Approval Rating

6 US population who volunteered

7 Civic Engagement 1970s – 1990s Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Renewal of American Community. New York: Simon and Schuster, Print.

8 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

9 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

10 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

11 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement /FS_Characteristics_Group_Membership.pdf

12 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement Ups/FactSheets/FS_06_Sports_ and_Civic_Engagement.pdf

13 MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS

14 GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media/Stanford Environment Poll (2009)

15 Gallup (2013)

16 THE ECONOMY

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18 Source: Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2004 to 2007: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances Brian K. Bucks, Arthur B. Kennickell, Traci L. Mach and Kevin B. Moore Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 95 (February 2009), pp. A1-A55.

19 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

20 HEALTH CARE

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27 THE ENVIRONMENT

28 GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media/Stanford Environment Poll (2009)

29 Pew Research Center

30 EDUCATION

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32 SOURCE: Fleischman et al. (2010). Highlights From PISA 2009: Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy in an International Context (NCES ).

33 So What? What are the most pressing concerns facing our society? What is your responsibility in addressing these concerns? How can games help us address these concerns?


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