Bell Ringers
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On July 10, 2020

Bell Ringer: Civic Engagement Trends

Civic Engagement Statistics

The Center for American Progress and Generation Citizen hosted a panel discussion about improving civics education and preparing students to become more politically engaged. Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) delivered keynote remarks about his efforts on this issue.


Former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) provides statistics from 2018 and trends of youth civic engagement. In this bellringer, students will be able to identify types of civic participation, use data to analyze trends in data, and discuss if lack of engagement is a concern.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What examples of civic engagement does former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) provide?
  • What trends does the data provided by former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) suggest?
  • Did any of the statistics surprise you? How or how not?
  • Is lack of engagement a problem? Why or why not?
  • How can we increase youth engagement in civics?


Additional Resources



    • Civic Engagement
    • Civic Participation


    AP U.S. Government Key TermsCampaigns & Elections


    High School