American Civics Education
The bill authorizes a public school, in kindergarten through eighth grade, to choose an American civics course of study option to meet or exceed the Colorado academic standards adopted by the state board of education for civics education.
The bill lists the topics relating to the United States' and Colorado's systems of government that are included in an American civics course of study option and describes the use of comparative analysis when studying other countries' systems of government.
A public school is encouraged to use the community forum process for community input on civics education currently in law to inform the content of an American civics course of study option.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)