Since its inception as the Blue Book Curriculum Task Force, the committee was expanded to advise and assist Secretary of State Tre Hargett on the best ways to get students to become more engaged with civics. The committee’s achievements include the creation of lesson plans based on the Tennessee Blue Book, lesson plans used during the Student Mock Election, critical support of the annual civics essay contest and regional teacher workshops.
“I am grateful for the time and effort these teachers graciously offer to help increase civic engagement in Tennessee,” Hargett said. “Each committee member has a passion for ensuring our youngest Tennesseans are engaged citizens, and I am certain they will be an asset to the planning and integration of our civic engagement initiatives into our schools.”
For more information on civic engagement initiatives, including the annual civics essay contest, Student Mock Election and lesson plans, go online to sos.tn.gov/civics.