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Civics Education

Civics education is Social Studies: geography, history, economics, government. The South Dakota Department of Education is committed to ensuring that South Dakota students graduate from the K-12 system prepared to actively participate in society at all levels—local, tribal, regional, state, and national—as informed and engaged citizens. High-quality civics education is crucial to achieving this outcome. The department is working with a stakeholder group to develop strategies for enhancing civics education in the state.