INTRO: Enduring Lessons on Life and Citizenship

Part of Enduring Lessons on Life and Citizenship

After raising his own family and teaching kids of all ages for over 40 years, Professor Larry shares some of his wisdom about what kids REALLY need to know about life and citizenship.

Part of Enduring Lessons on Life and Citizenship

After raising his own family and teaching kids of all ages for over 40 years, Professor Larry shares some of his wisdom about what kids REALLY need to know about life and citizenship.

INTRO: Enduring Lessons on Life and Citizenship
Enduring Lesson

In this series I will share with you what I’ve found in talking about citizenship with students, and how “good citizens” must understand more than just how many senators each state has or how long a president’s term is.

Having taught for many years (one in 7th grade, some four in high school, then 32 at the university level) and raised a family of my own, several lessons about what makes good citizens began to be apparent. In this series I will share with you what I’ve found in talking about citizenship with students, and how “good citizens” must understand more than just how many senators each state has or how long a president’s term is.

Among other things, I found that a fundamental understanding of basic economics—especially the essentials of capitalism (NOT what is often taught as what capitalism is)—the real reasons we have an Electoral College, what money really is, and so on.

In other words, a combination of civics, economics, and, of course, history. Enjoy our journey toward creating great citizens.

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