If you are a parent or educator, please take a moment to give feedback to IDOE about the civics course that middle school students will be required to take by law starting during the 2023-2024 school year. I have included the details below from IDOE.
I gave feedback this morning, and it did not take that long. The proposed standards IDOE wants feedback on are included in the public comment link. This is an opportunity for people to be proactive by providing feedback for these standards.
NEW: Grade Six Civics Standards Open for Public Comment
IDOE welcomes public feedback on the proposed grade six civics standards from today through Friday, February 11. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-19-2-14.7, IDOE worked in conjunction with an educator and parent committee to develop a semester-long civics course for middle school students, which will be introduced during the 2023-2024 school year. The course is proposed to occur during the second semester of students’ grade six year, building upon citizenship standards learned by Indiana students in earlier grades. You can access the standards and provide feedback here. Contact the Office of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Additional questions or comments can also be emailed to Adam McMickle, Social Studies Specialist at IDOE at email@example.com.