Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Launches New Civic Engagement Website Available for Students, Teachers
Earlier this week, Secretary Linda McCulloch launched a new civic engagement website for K-12 students, teachers, and parents. McCulloch said the website showcases Montana civic leaders including Senator Mansfield, Lucille Otter and voter registration and rights on Montana’s Indian Reservations, and Maggie Smith Hathaway one of Montana’s first female state legislators.
"Civics has been a passion of mine for so many years. I was a teacher for 20 years, then I was state supintendent for eight years, and now I'm secretary of state," McCulloch said. "Having all those roles together, I think we should teach our children the rights and responsibilities as Montanans and U.S. citizens."
McCulloch said she wanted to create something that not only supported teachers in engaging students about their rights and roles as Montana and U.S citizens, but she wanted something that students would enjoy as well.
"The website is for students, parents and educators. It features civic leaders of Montana; it has quizzes, games coloring sheets; it has lessons plans for teachers," McCulloch said. "I believe that our teachers do a great job at teaching our children, but I that that the more support and tools we provide, the better off they are."
The Montana Civics Engagement site can be found here.