30 episodes

60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government.


60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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    • 4.3 • 73 Ratings

60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation's history and government.


60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center's education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4812, The Tuskegee Airmen: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 3

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4812, The Tuskegee Airmen: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 3

    In today's episode, Dr. Ross-Norris talks about the Tuskegee Airmen, a group her father belonged to and who taught her important lessons about civics and being an American.



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min
    60-Second Civics: Episode 4811, Learning About the African American Experience: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 2

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4811, Learning About the African American Experience: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 2

    In February, we celebrate Black History Month. Today we ask Dr. Ross-Norris: Why should all Americans learn about the African American experience? Listen to learn why!



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min
    60-Second Civics: Episode 4810, Slavery and Our Nation's Founding: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 1

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4810, Slavery and Our Nation's Founding: Dr. Vicki Ross-Norris, Part 1

    This week, we are joined by a very special guest, Vicki Ross-Norris, an actress, educator, and member of the Center for Civic Education's board of directors. In our first episode, we ask her: Given that many of the Framers of the Constitution were slaveholders, how should Americans think about our nation's founding?



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min
    60-Second Civics: Episode 4809, Constitutionalism: The Elements of Democracy, Part 7

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4809, Constitutionalism: The Elements of Democracy, Part 7

    Constitutionalism is the use of constitutions to limit government by law. Learn more about constitutions in this episode!



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min
    60-Second Civics: Episode 4808, Free and Fair Elections: The Elements of Democracy, Part 6

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4808, Free and Fair Elections: The Elements of Democracy, Part 6

    What three characteristics must elections in a democracy possess? Find out on today's podcast.



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min
    60-Second Civics: Episode 4807, Rule by the People: The Elements of Democracy, Part 5

    60-Second Civics: Episode 4807, Rule by the People: The Elements of Democracy, Part 5

    Democracy can be defined as rule by the people through free and fair elections. Learn more about the central role of the governed in this episode!



    Center for Civic Education

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

adrienne10 ,

1 minute doses to review your civics class

Feeling that many Americans really do not know/remember their civics, I started listening to this podcast so I would not be one of them. I tried to get my kids to listen, but one may need to have had a high school level civics class in order to grasp these tidbits in a bigger picture. Without the bigger picture, the tidbits remain factoids that are not necessarily helpful or leading to understanding.

So, for anybody with at least a high school civics class under their belt, these 1 minute podcasts are a great review. As I said, most Americans don't remember their civics, as illustrated by statements made in the media and public by politicians, media pundits, in churches, in public throughout the country. I highly recommend this podcast, whether you are really interested or not. You will be a better U.S. citizen because of it.

Cheldell ,

Great!

Zero complaints. It’s short and to the point.

ligma4289374 ,

Short

Short

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