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Bell Ringer: The Difference Between Civics and Politics

Sen. Sasse (R-NE) on Civics and Politics

During the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Ben Sasse gave his opening statement. He discussed the difference between civics and politics.

Description

During the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Ben Sasse gave his opening statement. He discussed the difference between civics and politics.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How does Sen. Sasse define civics?
  • What are examples of ideas and concepts relating to civics?
  • How does Sen. Sasse define politics?
  • What are examples of actions relating to politics?
  • What is the difference between civics and politics?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Civics
    • Confirmation
    • Congress
    • Impartial
    • Politics
    • President
    • Subordinate
    • Supreme Court

    Topics

    Legislative Branch

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School