Middle school and high school students can compete for up to $100,000 in a contest sponsored by C-SPAN, by producing a documentary on what it means to be an American. This national video documentary competition encourages students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. The documentary videos entered into the Student-Cam competition should be five or six minutes in length and focus on areas such as constitutional rights or historic events, explaining how the right or event defines the American experience. C-SPAN will award prize money to 150 students of winning documentaries and more than 50 teacher advisers. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, the Declaration Resources Project supports teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. One of the resources in development is Portrait of a Tyrant, a six-episode adventure game for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence, its historical context and contemporary relevance.
The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA are commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a limited-edition commemorative patch, activity guide, activity log, certificate, and special awards. The
September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787when, at the end of a long, hot summer of discussion, debate, and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document.