It is essential that politics teacher train their student-citizens in the art of political efficacy.


1)   What does a politically efficacious student-citizen look like?

A.     They know what’s going on.

B.     They do something about it.

C.     All of the above

The answer is C.


Political efficacy is our citizens' faith and trust in government and their belief that they can understand and influence political affairs. A high level of political efficacy is an indicator of the good health of civil society.

Here’s a classroom guide to helping students practice the art of knowledge and action that creates good citizens and empowers a vibrant democracy.

Citizenship Training Guide

I.               Knowledge

II.              Action

III.            Citizenship Friday