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Civics Lessons: What Americans Know and Don't Know About Their Government

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A recent survey finds most adults are a little rusty on their civics, with three-quarters unable to name all three branches of government -- the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.  That's the lowest showing in some time. We ask why and how much it matters.

Guests:

  • Dave Alcox -  History teacher at Milford High School. He received a national award for civics teaching in 2013.
  • Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell - Associate Professor, Department of Education at Saint Anselm College. Her research areas includes civics and democratic education; and the social and political contexts of education.
  • William Dunlap - President of the N.H. Historical Society.

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