Welcome to the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) collection of resources for educators. Civic and political life has changed in the digital age, and educators are key to preparing all youth to engage as full and effective civic actors in the digital age. The EPP resources curated here were developed by educators themselves or in collaboration with educators. You can explore the site by clicking on one of the four core civic and political practices or by clicking on one of the four teams that developed these resources.
Resources by EPP Practices
These core civic and political practices have changed significantly in the digital age opening up new opportunities for youth as well as presenting unique challenges. To learn more about each practice and find related educational resources click on the icons below.
Investigation - Youth analyze and evaluate information in order to learn about and investigate pressing civic and political issues.
Dialogue & Feedback - Youth engage in dialogue, learn about multiple perspectives, and give feedback to elites on issues of public concern.
Production & Circulation - Youth produce and circulate news and information about issues that matter to them and help shape the broader narrative.
Resources by EPP Teams
Each partner developed resources based on their collaborations in schools in Chicago, Los Angeles and Oakland. These resources include curricula and reflections about integrating digital media into the classroom. To learn more about each partner’s work and the resources specific to that work follow the links below.
The Black Youth Project’s (BYP) New Media Research Program modules focused on key Tools of the Digital Age.
The Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA) project developed Digital Civic Curricula and Resources.
The Good Participation Project (GP) at Project Zero and Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) designed lessons focused on Habits of Mind in the Digital Age.
The Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics (MAPP) project built resources utilizing By Any Media Necessary in the Classroom
For more detailed information about educating for participatory politics, you can click on the following other resources.
- Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic Engagement by Joseph Kahne, Erica Hodgin & Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
- ABOUT EPP
- Webinar Series: Youth-Led Inquiry, Connection and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age
Erica Hodgin, Research Director
Educating for Participatory Politics Project
Civic Engagement Research Group, Mills College