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 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor students in grades 5–12 for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national levels. The program’s goals are to recognize young people who are making a positive difference.
Developed by Filament Games, That’s Your Rightis a single or multiplayer digital card game that teaches students in middle school and high school about the first ten amendments of the US Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights.
Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi started the student-run organization CHOOSE to overcome racism and inspire harmony through exposure, education, and empowerment. Their organization then led them to collaborate with Princeton University on The Classroom Index, a textbook devoted to racial literacy.