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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.

Sep 15, 2020


Virtual Exploration of US National Parks

The US National Parks are the embodiment of a concept emerging from 19th-century democratic ideas to preserve the magnificent natural wonders of the land, making them available in perpetuity. Studying the national parks helps to illuminate these ideas and illustrate dimensions of US politics, economics, and society that resonate today.

Sep 15, 2020


Teaching Tools for Celebrating a Historic Moment in Our Nation’s History

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long, hot summer of discussion, debate, and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document.

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Sep 01, 2020


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Videogame

Part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, the Declaration Resources Project supports teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. One of the resources in development is Portrait of a Tyrant, a six-episode adventure game for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence, its historical context and contemporary relevance.

Aug 19, 2020


“Determined to Rise”

On August 26, 2020, the National Women’s History Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a full day of programming that will include two virtual “Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights panel discussion events.

Aug 19, 2020


Participating in Civic Conversations

The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the USA are commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a limited-edition commemorative patch, activity guide, activity log, certificate, and special awards. The


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