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Civic Efficacy Civic efficacy to me means knowledge about history geography and cultures of the US and the world It means knowing the constitution the legal and political systems and current events Civic efficacy is about having values and attitudes It means Developing a reasoned commitment to public values of this society being able to deal with conflicts having basic human rights and protecting those rights Developing reasoned loyalty to this nation Bonding with other humans and treating oneself and others with respect Civic Efficacy also means to study and to have skills in certain things it means to participate in discussions and group activities last but not least it means to have intellectual skills Social understanding is knowledge of social aspects of the human condition how they have evolved over time the variations that occur in differing physical environments and cultural settings and the emerging trends that appear likely to shape the future Citizens who know this or do this are good and effective citizens They know about there past they know the difference between right and wrong They know about the world around them They arent blind to the things that go on in this day and age They use past problems to solve future ones so they dont make the same mistakes Knowing and following civic efficacy and having a social understanding means youre a good citizen in this country It also means youre a responsible citizen Every citizen should learn civic efficacy and each citizen should have a social understanding Community Activity I volunteered to be a DARE role model Basically we met with 5th graders and talked about high school drugs and alcohol I realized its important to teach little kids at a very early age about whats right and wrong and how to be a good citizen I remember being a little scared before I started talking to the kids because I knew I was older
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