Civic Education

Resources for K-12 Learning

Learn about the many ways our schools, communities, and the Washington State Legislature support civic education. Citizens interested in helping build examples of effective civic education may contact OSPI Social Studies.

Contact Information

Andrew Miller

Associate Director, Social Studies

Civic Education includes the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and Six proven practices for enhancing civic education. The goal of civic education is to ensure that every student is provided a high-caliber civic education from kindergarten through high school graduation.

"Learning to make and evaluate evidence-based arguments (claims) is the singular, unifying, intellectual goal of all social studies courses."

Walter C. Parker, Inquiry Design Model, 2018

Civic Education Laws

The primary laws and regulations for civic education are: