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Christopher Busse - Civics Education
Christopher Busse, a teacher at O‘Fallon Township High School, discusses how civics education is being taught at a large Metro East high school. He talks about Illinois's new social studies standards, the process of becoming a Democracy School, and the interdisciplinary approach he takes in teaching civics. Busse also discusses the training provided to area teachers on how to teach civics, which includes media literacy, controversial subjects and the use of service projects. He reviews the course content for freshmen civics, senior government, and the resources available for the teachers.