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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.

Top 5 Resources in December

Jan 18, 2019


Our Top Five Resources in December 2018

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.

Jan 15, 2019


Initiative Sharing Voices of Diversity

The I Am From Project was started by retired teacher and author Julie Landsman, who loves poetry and believes in its power to change the world, and freelance writer and teacher George Ella Lyon, who served as Kentucky Poet Laureate (2015–2016) and is particularly interested in the poetry of witness.

Jan 15, 2019


Video Series on Constitutional History and Civic Holidays

Created and produced by the National Constitution Center, Constitution Hall Pass features the museum’s education staff, distinguished scholars, and even some well-known faces who bring the story of America’s democracy to life. Through this free video series, students will explore America’s civic holidays and constitutional history.

Jan 03, 2019


Toolkit for Using Digital Media Safely and Productively

The Digital Civics Toolkit provides lesson plans and content for students of all grade levels, so educators can help them productively engage in digital life. The lessons are intended to encourage students to recognize, take seriously, and act on the civic potential of digital and social media.

Civil liberties and human rights prize.

Dec 03, 2018


Essay Contest on Issues Related to Human Rights

The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation is offering a $1,000 first prize and a $500 second prize to high school students in the United States who are judged to have written the best answers to a question on American civil liberties and human rights.

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