Active Citizenship in Democracy
From the Series Choosing Democracy
Young people all over the world are doing it. Whether through anti-racism protests, taking part in model governments, or joining global climate strikes, youth are strengthening democracy by exercising one of the fundamental democratic rights: participation. This thoughtful book uses real life examples to show how citizens can exercise their rights and make their communities and countries more democratic, just, and fair--even when they are not yet old enough to vote.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Subjects||Civics, History, Social Studies|
Booklist, Series Nonfiction Showcase
The Choosing Democracy series (4 titles) examines the important topic of democracy from a variety of angles. Active Citizenship in Democracy defines democracy, offering examples of how young people can make their voices heard through activism, and citing the importance of voting, jury duty, civil service jobs, and government representatives; it also introduces the concepts of full versus flawed democracies and the democracy index. Stock photos and historical artwork mix with charts and maps to lend visual interest, while case studies provide concrete examples to illuminate each book’s main text. There is some topical overlap among the volumes, but this will help reinforce concepts essential to developing a more nuanced grasp of democracy.