Facing History and Ourselves invites students aged 13 and older to enter theMaking Choices in Today’s World contest and reflect on who or what has influenced how they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities. With the support of the Holocaust Remembrance Project, Facing History is offering more than $25,000 in scholarships and awards to students and their educators. Three $5,000 UpstanderScholarships will be awarded to students in grades 7–12; their teacher will receive a $500 Classroom Award. At least one $5,000 Upstander Scholarship will be designated for a graduating senior. Seven $1,000 Upstander Awards will be awarded to students in grades 7–12, and their teacher will receive a $250 Classroom Award.
The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.
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.
The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) launched Constitutein collaboration with Google Ideas in 2013. Accessible in English, Spanish, and Arabic, Constitute is an online environment to read, search, and compare the world’s constitutions.