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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.

Samsung STEM Contest $2 Million in Prizes

Nov 02, 2020

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Help your students identify a problem in their community and create a solution, using STEM. All public 6–12 schools are eligible to use Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, in class or online. Professional development is open for educators now through December on

Nov 02, 2020


Community Connecting Classrooms to Sow the Seeds of Democratic Citizenship

The Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators (CCEE) is a resource for those committed to teaching civic knowledge, values, and behaviors. Membership in this free nonpartisan and nonprofit organization consists of prekindergarten to high school teachers, as well as educators at nonprofit organizations and in afterschool programs.

celebrate Veteran's Day

Oct 23, 2020


Veterans Day: Thanking Veterans for Their Service

Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.

Oct 15, 2020


Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia

A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.

global citizenship

Oct 01, 2020


Books and Videos Promoting Respect for and Embrace of Differences

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real-world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and rethink the world inside and outside their classrooms.


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