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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

Jan 15, 2020


Realistic Simulations Involving Civil Discourse and Complex Decision-Making

Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions is a national initiative of the federal courts that brings high school and college students into federal courthouses for legal proceedings stemming from situations in which law-abiding young people can find themselves. These court hearings (not mock trials) are realistic simulations that showcase jury deliberations in which all students participate, using civil discourse skills. 

global solar projects

Jan 03, 2020


Program Linking Practical Engineering Skills with Global Humanitarian Service

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.

Jan 03, 2020


Curriculum on Issues Related to Presidential Powers and Voting Rights

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.

Jan 03, 2020


C-SPAN Student Documentary Competition

StudentCam is C-SPAN’s national video documentary competition encouraging students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6–12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary on a topic related to the theme What’s Your Vision in 2020?

Audubon bird app

Jan 03, 2020


Portal into the Natural World of North American Birds

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.


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