Events of the past year have made clear that the work of civic educators—to empower youth with the ability to make positive change—is now more urgent than ever. Oftentimes, we see something that’s unjust and wonder, Where do I go? What do I do? The professional development series “Democracy in Action: Teaching for Civic Agency,” sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, consists of three interactive online workshops exploring a unit of activities and lessons to inspire, empower, and prepare students to take ownership of their own civic agency in confronting societal injustices and inequities. Participants in the workshop will receive resources and teaching strategies to support student-led civic action projects that inspire students to use their voices, strengthen their civic agency, and choose to participate in democracy today. The live online sessions, 90 minutes each, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) on January 21, January 28, and February 4, 2021. Registration fee is $30.00.
In 2013 the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Every year the Youth Free Expression Program (YFEP) invites young filmmakers to create a short film on a contemporary First Amendment issue. This year the topic for the Youth Free Expression Film Contest is BODY LANGUAGE: Uncensored Pride.
This summer, educators can join other teachers from around the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for virtual summer educator programs with the National Constitution Center.