What does civic engagement mean to you?

After reading and viewing the materials for this week, please post your response to the following questions:

What does civic engagement mean to you? Why do you think it is important for students to be civically engaged?
What experiences have you had working together with someone or some group to solve a problem in a community where you live/have lived?
How does your definition of civic engagement and your experiences relate to the materials you have read and viewed this week? (Please make sure to reference each of the materials specifically in your response.)
Knowing what you know now about civic engagement, in what specific and concrete ways can more be done to encourage students to be more civically engaged?
Please make sure your post is well developed (4 solid paragraphs with specific references to the readings and materials as well as specific references to personal experiences)

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