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Classroom Context: Civics Classroom Activities

As part of the 2010 civics assessment, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders were asked about the types of civics activities they performed in school. The figures below provide the percentages of students who responded that they had participated at least monthly in each of the activities shown.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

In 2010, approximately 87 percent of fourth-graders reported that they completed a worksheet monthly, while approximately 36 percent reported discussing television shows or videos with the same frequency.

Civics Activities: Grade 4 percentage of students

NOTE: Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following activities: Complete a worksheet , read from textbook , memorize material for class , discuss current events , watch television shows or videos , read extra materials not in your textbook , write reports , discuss television shows or videos .
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Civics Assessment.

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