Cultural Arts Teacher - Civics

Job Title: Cultural Arts Teacher - Civics

Position Overview:

The K-8 Civics Preparation Teacher is responsible for designing and delivering comprehensive
civics education curriculum and instruction to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. This
position plays a critical role in fostering civic knowledge, skills, and engagement among students toprepare them to be informed and active citizens in their communities and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development:

● Implement a standards-aligned civics education curriculum for students in
kindergarten through eighth grade.
● Design engaging and interactive lessons, activities, and projects that promote civic
knowledge, skills, and values.
● Incorporate current events, real-world examples, and diverse perspectives into
instruction to make civics relevant and meaningful for students.

Instructional Delivery:

● Deliver dynamic and inquiry-based civics instruction that engages students in
critical thinking, discussion, and action.
● Provide direct instruction, facilitate group activities, and use multimedia resources
to enhance student learning and understanding.
● Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages active
participation and respectful dialogue about civic issues and responsibilities.
Civic Engagement:
● Promote civic engagement opportunities for students, such as community service
projects, service-learning experiences, and participation in civic organizations and
● Encourage students to explore their roles and responsibilities as active members of
their school, community, and society.
● Facilitate discussions and activities that encourage students to express their
viewpoints, advocate for causes, and take action on issues that matter to them.

Collaboration and Professional Development:

● Collaborate with colleagues, administrators, and community partners to align civics
education initiatives with school goals and priorities.
● Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current on best
practices in civics education and instructional strategies.
● Share resources, ideas, and strategies with colleagues to enhance civics instruction
and promote a culture of civic engagement schoolwide.
Classroom Management:
● Implement effective classroom management strategies to create a safe, supportive,
and respectful learning environment.
● Establish clear expectations for behavior and academic engagement, and
consistently reinforce these expectations with positive reinforcement and
appropriate consequences.
● Address student behavior issues promptly and constructively, using restorative
practices and conflict resolution techniques when necessary.
● Foster a sense of community and belonging in the classroom, where all students
feel valued, respected, and empowered to participate.


● Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Studies, Political Science, or related field; Master's
degree preferred.
● Valid PA teaching certification with endorsements in social studies or civics education..
● Deep understanding of civics education standards, principles, and best practices.
● Strong instructional and curriculum development skills, with the ability to design and
deliver engaging civics instruction to students of all ages.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive
relationships with students, colleagues, families, and community members.
● Commitment to promoting civic knowledge, skills, and engagement among students to
empower them as active and responsible citizens.

Salary is commensurate with experience

The K-8 Civics Preparation Teacher plays a crucial role in preparing students to be informed,
engaged, and active participants in their communities and democracy. By providing
comprehensive civics education curriculum and instruction, fostering civic knowledge and skills,
and promoting civic engagement opportunities, the Civics Preparation Teacher helps to empower students to contribute positively to society and advocate for positive change.