Quotes About Civic Engagement

Reflect on the Nature of Civic Engagement

Read, discuss, and reflect on famous quotes about civic engagement.

Introduction

Read and reflect on the famous quotes below one-by-one, and classify them into the following four categories by dragging and organizing them into columns.

  • how to maintain (or lose) democracy

  • the role of the individual

  • the importance of civic engagement

  • other key ingredients for democracy

After you have sorted the quotes, choose two or three quotes that particularly resonate with you, and two or three quotes that you do not fully agree with. Share and discuss your chosen quotes with your classmates, answering the questions below.

  • For the quotes that resonate with you, why do they resonate with you? What do they reveal or emphasize about the nature of civic engagement?

  • For the quotes that you do not fully agree with, why do you not agree with them? What do these quotes reveal or emphasize about your own beliefs about civic engagement?

  • What other concepts besides civic engagement (if any) appear in the quotes you chose? How, in your opinion, are these concepts related to civic engagement?

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