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  • Newsletters - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Education The LegiSchool Project Calendar News and Updates selected Contests Real World Civics Summer Internship Free Materials Contact LegiSchool Resource Links Content Standards Civic Education Newsletters News and Updates Announcing our programming for the 2015 16 School Year This year LegiSchool enters its third decade of service to California s educators and young people As we look back on the years we are reminded of the thousands of students that have converged on the State Capitol to meet with political leaders and discuss important public policy issues We look forward to providing a platform for thousands more students to have their voices heard Civic education is an essential component of a healthy democracy Join the movement today and check out all of the exciting opportunities LegiSchool provides Our newsletter provides full details of all of our programs and events The habits of civic education must be learned Justice Sandra Day O Connor LegiSchool Real World Civics Summer Internship Each year LegiSchool invites Sacramento area students to experience state government in action through our internship This year s interns were wonderful earning exceptional praise from the Capital Fellows mentors they worked with during their five weeks in and around the Capitol

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  • Contests - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    California Through My Eyes Join students from around the state and participate in our most popular contest Step behind the camera lens and capture a quintessential California picture to illustrate how you envision this state Show us California through your eyes and you can win a cash prize The photo can be of a person place or thing the sky is the limit The grand prize winner will receive 150 and four runners up will receive 100 each Contest details available Spring 2016 2014 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners 2013 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners 2012 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners 2011 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners 2010 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners Past Contest Winners Essay Contest Political Participation by Youth In recent years political participation by young people has drastically declined In the election last year just over 8 of eligible California youth voted Many state leaders have suggested electoral reforms to help increase participation by young people including lowering the voting age or allowing different methods for voting Others believe getting students involved in high school and college is the key In this contest we want to hear from you Why do you think youth voter turnout is so low Is voting important to you and your peers What changes do you think will help increase political participation among young people Ten winning essayists will receive roundtrip travel to the state capitol on March 2 to share their thoughts on the subject with state leaders Postmark deadline has passed Contest open to 11th and 12th grade students in California Essay must be no more than 2 pages typed and double spaced Entry form must accompany entry Entry Guidelines Entry Form Teaching Resource Editorial Cartoon Contest A single image can convey a powerful message That is why editorial cartoons are often used to

    Original URL path: http://www.csus.edu/calst/contests.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Contact LegiSchool - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Research Fellows Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Civic Education The LegiSchool Project Calendar News and Updates Contests Real World Civics Summer Internship Free Materials Contact LegiSchool selected Resource Links Content Standards Civic Education Contact LegiSchool Contact LegiSchool California State University Sacramento The LegiSchool Project Terra

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  • Resource Links - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    very nice Home Page with lots of useful information about California California Secretary of State Many Californians are aware of the Secretary of State s role in overseeing our elections managing the filing of important business documents and preserving the state s archives but the office also administers several other important functions From the Safe at Home confidential address program for victims of Domestic Violence to the publication of the California Roster the Registry of Domestic Partners and the Advance Health Care Directive Registry the Secretary of State s office provides a wide variety of unique services to Californians California State Assembly Home page the State Assembly offering access to Member s web pages the Assembly Daily File and much more California State Senate A wealth of information on current and past legislation legislators the capitol etc A listserve is available at this site which will automatically notify you through your e mail account any time an action is taken on a bill you are interested in Center for Civic Education The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to fostering the development of informed responsible participation in civic life by citizens committed to values and principles fundamental to American constitutional democracy CIRCLE CIRCLE The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25 Although CIRCLE conducts and funds research not practice the projects that they support have practical implications for those who work to increase young people s engagement in politics and civic life Civic Education Consortium The Civic Education Consortium which is housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Institute of Government consists of more than 100 nonprofit organizations public schools and state and local government agencies It seeks to add first hand experience to the teaching of civics in elementary middle and secondary schools by bringing local community leaders into the classrooms and involving students in projects that explore issues in their communities CongressLink CongressLink is classroom friendly service for teachers and students of history politics civics and related subjects in upper elementary schools through college who want to pursue the study of Congress as a springboard for learning activities related broadly to civic education The program seeks to facilitate activities related broadly to civic inquiry based learning through the use of a Web site and involvement in an online learning community Constitutional Rights Foundation Constitutional Rights Foundation seeks to instill in our nation s youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society CRF is dedicated to assuring our country s future by investing in our youth today Easy Voter Guide The Easy Voter Guide Project is dedicated to the idea that all people should have access to nonpartisan information about the why how and what of voting

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  • Content Standards - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Civic Education The LegiSchool Project Calendar News and Updates Contests Real World Civics Summer Internship Free Materials Contact LegiSchool Resource Links Content Standards selected Civic Education Content Standards Content Standards California s History Social Science Content Standards History Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools Grade Twelve Principles of AmericanDemocracy and Economics California s Grade 12 History Social Science standards pay particular attention to the principles of American democracy which are intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to assume the responsibilities of citizenship Topics addressed at LegiSchool meetings and in LegiSchool curriculum materials are aligned to take into account many of the standards now required by the state Below are just a few of the standards that can be met through the use of LegiSchool and its curriculum materials By using LegiSchool students can learn study the following How to compare the present with the past evaluating the consequences of past events and decisions and determining the lessons learned from such events The meaning and importance of the rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights The legal obligations of obeying the law How public policy is formed including the setting of the public agenda and how it is carried out through regulations and executive orders The obligation of civic mindedness including voting being informed on civic issues volunteering and performing public service The reciprocity between rights and obligations i e why enjoyment of one s rights entails respect for the rights of others How civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for social cultural religious and political purposes The means that citizens use to participate in the political process i e voting

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  • Research and Government Affairs - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Research Fellows Program Current and In progress RFPs Completed Faculty Research Fellows Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Research Government Affairs selected Faculty Research Fellows Program Current and In progress RFPs Completed Faculty Research Fellows Reports Legislative Staff Management Institute Research The Center aims to promote policy research training and education that will improve governance in California The Center s specific Research and Government Affairs goals include Provide the Legislature the Governor and Executive Branch and the Courts with useful relevant and academically rigorous policy research Enhance the effectiveness of elected and other public officials through training and orientation programs Leverage Center capacity to inform policy debates by creating and supporting affiliated policy oriented centers and institutes and Expand and maintain connections with all campuses within the CSU and with individual CSU faculty engaged in policy research The Center s activities in this area include Faculty Research Fellows Project Institute for Higher Education Leadership Policy Legislative Staff Management Institute Additionally the Center is frequently requested to provide support for one time events For example the Center

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  • Faculty Research Fellows Program - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Fellows Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Research Government Affairs selected Faculty Research Fellows Program selected Current and In progress RFPs Completed Faculty Research Fellows Reports Guidelines for Report Submission Survey Responses From Past Faculty Research Fellows Research Faculty Research Fellows Program Faculty Research Fellows Program The Faculty Research Fellows Program FRFP links the policy research resources of the California State University with the policy research needs of the legislative and executive branches of state government Created and administered by the Center for California Studies of California State University Sacramento FRFP annually distributes about 81 000 in research funds to faculty throughout the California State University Under FRFP the state Assembly state Senate and the Governor each has a line of credit of 27 000 that can be used to fund policy research conducted by CSU faculty and staff Research projects are originated by the Legislature and Executive branch not faculty members and thus represent direct research needs of state policy makers Since its inception in 1994 95 FRFP has distributed more than 700 000 funding 60 separate research projects completed by more than 70 individual CSU faculty from 13 different CSU campuses Funds for the Faculty Research Fellows Program are included in the Center s line item in the state budget The typical FRFP project is funded for 10 15 000 and is completed within four months However there have been projects funded for more than 25 000 and projects which took more than a year to complete Research topics vary greatly and have involved CSU faculty from a wide range of disciplines including Business Economics Criminal Justice Geography History Political Science Psychology Sociology and

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  • Current and In-progress RFPs - Center for California Studies at Sacramento State - Leadership begins here.
    Reports Visiting Scholar Program California Elections Data Archive Conference and Programs Envisioning California Conference Civic Education and Leadership Opportunities LSMI Judicial Administration Graduate Certificate Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Sacramento Semester Research Government Affairs selected Faculty Research Fellows Program Current and In progress RFPs selected Completed Faculty Research Fellows Reports Research Current and In progress RFPs Current and In progress RFPs Current RFP The California Latino Caucus In Progress Reports The Senate Office of Research has requested assistance from the Center for California Studies to prepare a study Evaluating a Consumption Tax for California The California Research Bureau and the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation has asked the Center for California Studies for assistance to research The Impact of Enacting Florida s Tax Portability Statute in California Submitted Reports The California Assembly has requested assistance from the Center for California Studies at California State University Sacramento to research factors influencing participation in early childhood education programs in California The Relative Importance of Supply and Demand Factors in Determining Preschool Attendance and Hours Attended The Senate Office of Research has requested assistance from the Center for California Studies at California State University Sacramento to research the factors influencing per capita vehicle

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