Teaching Practices

How Political Scientists Teach Civic Engagement

Here, political scientists share their strategies for teaching. Included posts and articles, from PoliticalScienceNow.com, the Journal of Political Science Education, and PS: Political Science, address ways to incorporate specific substantive issues into the class curriculum or how to encourage student civic engagement more generally through teaching. Links to posts will be updated as new posts are published. We are grateful to Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis for providing free access to the JPSE and PS articles featured in the campaign through the end of 2019.

APSA Publications


Explains how campuses can promote high quality education for civic engagement, providing a wealth of examples of successful practices, techniques, and assessment strategies.​


Provides an exploration of key theoretical discussions, innovative ideas, and best practices in educating citizens in the 21st century.

Selected Chapter Summaries Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines

Additional Teaching Resources

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