Just in time for National Constitution Day (September 17), the National Constitution Center has a new initiative for constitutional education and civil dialogue. Through the Center’s Classroom Exchanges program, teachers engage students in dialogue and deepen their constitutional knowledge. Teachers can register their class to discuss a relevant constitutional question with another classroom somewhere else in the United States. The National Constitution Center facilitates these civil dialogues by providing instructional materials, pairing classrooms, connecting them with an expert moderator, and setting up videoconferencing sessions. The exchanges provide a platform for uniting students of different backgrounds and perspectives, and increasing students’ constitutional knowledge while cultivating habits for civil dialogue.
The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds that fits right in a user’s pocket. Developed for all experience levels, it will help users identify the birds around them, keep track of the birds they’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near them.
The LBJ Presidential Library provides freely downloadable curriculum resources for addressing the issues during Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. In the collection, teachers will find activities and accompanying primary source materials on civil rights, voting rights, elections, presidential powers, and more.
We Share Solar empowers students to be global changemakers. By combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world applicability, trained teachers cultivate students’ interests in STEM subjects and inspire them to meet an immediate need in the developing world.