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Feb 03, 2020 2020-02-03

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Network That Facilitates Learning About the Foundation of Democracy

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 the nation’s schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the organization’s website, teachers will find resources from these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy. For example, Microsoft’s Skype in the Classroom has partnered with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to bring a free virtual field trip to K–12 students. The virtual field trip lasts about 45 minutes, during which time a Monticello educator talks to the class about Jefferson’s home, using images, props, and an online virtual tour of the first floor, cellar, and kitchen. Students can also ask the educator questions about Jefferson’s mountaintop home. Another of the network’s offerings is Hamilton in Monticello, a webpage where teachers will find resources on Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and other main players in “Hamilton: An American Musical.” Students can learn more about the history behind the play and find out how Monticello ties in with events from the musical using actual lyrics from the show.

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