What Is Civic Engagement? - Definition, Types & Examples


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What is the process of connecting individuals in society with one another to share common interests and work for the common good?

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1. Social capital is the idea that your _____ are valuable.

2. Why is bridging social capital beneficial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is all about terms, processes, and benefits related to civic engagement. You'll be asked to identify definitions and apply your understanding of civic engagement purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet contains questions addressing:

  • The process of connecting individuals to those with common interests
  • Social capital
  • The benefits of civic engagement
  • An exchange of mutually beneficial information and behavior

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key terms - ensure that you can accurately match descriptions of relevant terms with the corresponding word
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn key information from the lesson on social capital
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why bridging social capital is beneficial

Additional Learning

To learn more about civic engagement, you can look over the corresponding lesson titled What is Civic Engagement? - Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson consists of the following objectives:

  • Describe reciprocity
  • Differentiate between bridging and bonding social capital
  • Explore potential means of improving civic engagement