Re-state the objective of the lesson (It is important for citizen participation to go beyond voting. Citizens of a community can participate in a democracy by being informed about issues affecting their quality of life and by making their elected representatives aware of their concerns.)
Thereof, why is political and civic participation is important?
Civic and political participation of the people in this nation is important in order to keep a functioning government and society. It's our obligation as citizens to ensure our rights and take an interest politically.
What is the definition of civic participation?
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.