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Civic Education is a predominant theme in all areas of public school education in Utah. The recently adopted Life Skills document outlines the state’s goals for education. It advocates in its preface that “…students become productively engaged citizens endowed with the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and confidence to participate fully in democratic life. It is our hope that students will be active participants in and out of the classroom in American citizenship, with many of the same values, dreams and goals of the founding fathers for free, responsible, productive, and happy living.”