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The 2018 History and Social Science Frameworks along with Chapter 296, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement, renewed the civic mission of a history and social science education in Massachusetts: to prepare all students to be thoughtful and active citizens. Every student regardless of race, class, ethnicity, language status, religion, education, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability has the right to civics education, including effective pedagogy and applied learning. Civics education should be culturally responsive, develop students' civic identities, and center the acquisition of knowledge, intellectual skills, and applied competencies that citizens need for informed and effective participation in civics and democratic life.

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