civ·​ics | \ ˈsi-viks How to pronounce civics (audio) \

Definition of civics

: a social science dealing with the rights and duties of citizens

Examples of civics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside Zapata on Tuesday, eighth grade civics teacher and parent Juan Sanchez was among those calling for the use of COVID-19 funding to stabilize school budgets. Tracy Swartz, Chicago Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 In 1960, my mother read it in her tenth-grade civics class in Louisville, Kentucky. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2022 Aiken is founder of a school program called Project American Life that has focused on teaching students history and civics in a four-day camps. Mike Cason |, al, 13 Feb. 2022 Prioritizing civics education in K-12 curriculum focused on instilling a sense of selfless, civic-minded behavior. Darcel Rockett,, 15 Apr. 2022 Chris McDuffie, an eighth-grade civics teacher at Heathwood Hall, a private school in South Carolina, uses Close Up materials in his classroom. Rachel M. Cohen, The New Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 Incumbent Mayor Megan Sladek, an attorney and real estate broker, faces challenges from Kevin Hipes, a commercial real estate broker, and Abraham Lopez, a civics teacher at Westridge Middle and small business owner. Martin E. Comas,, 19 Oct. 2021 Greenberg, who still teaches high school civics in Seattle, has noticed changes in his two-plus decades in the classroom. Rachel M. Cohen, The New Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 Amy Gallaway teaches civics at Fairbanks’ West Valley High School. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of civics

1885, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Civics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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civ·​ics | \ ˈsi-viks How to pronounce civics (audio) \

Kids Definition of civics

: the study of the rights and duties of citizens and of how government works

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