Civics Education Tools in Celebration of Constitution Day
The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the Civics Renewal Network’s website, teachers will find the best resources of these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.
Plus: In 2016 thousands of students and teachers across the nation joined the Civics Renewal Network in taking the Preamble Challenge to celebrate Constitution Day. This year the Civics Renewal Network is offering to educators who sign up its freePreamble Challenge Teacher Toolkit, withstep-by-step instructions on how to put together a Preamble Challenge in their school, library, or community to celebrate Constitution Day on September 18. The toolkit provides activities, lessons, and other ways to share the work of students and be part of this national celebration.
The United States Diplomacy Center’s education programs immerse students in the world of American diplomacy and the critical work of the United States Department of State. At the heart of the center’s education programs is Discover Diplomacy, a freediplomacy simulationsprogram that allows students and teachers to experience what it is like to be a diplomat while grappling with complex foreign affairs topics.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public middle and high schools across the country to help improve their communities using STEAM skills. This year’s projects tackle current issues such as natural disaster relief and safety, opioid addiction, water quality, and enablement of students with autism.
Educators from Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute ofTechnologyTeaching Systems Lab, and the instructional design firm Fresh Cognate have created Youth in Front, a new hub of learning-oriented resources and multimedia assets for young activists and educators interested in making their voices heard—particularly those who are stepping into activism for the first time, as well as for educators who are responding to action in their schools and communities.