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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.

Fake News Propaganda

Nov 01, 2018


Lessons for Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda

The Mind Over Media web platform provides an opportunity for students aged 13 and up to explore the subject of contemporary propaganda by hosting thousands of examples of 21st-century propaganda from around the world.

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Nov 01, 2018

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Competition Inviting Civics-based Videos

Middle school and high school students can compete for up to $100,000 in a contest sponsored by C-SPAN, by producing a documentary on what it means to be an American. This national video documentary competition encourages students to think critically about issues that affect their communities and the nation. The documentary videos entered into the Student-Cam competition should be five or six minutes in length and focus on areas such as constitutional rights or historic events, explaining how the right or event defines the American experience. C-SPAN will award prize money to 150 students of winning documentaries and more than 50 teacher advisers. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.

Deadline: January 20, 2019, for entries

Oct 15, 2018


Virtual Classroom to Develop News Literacy Skills

Checkology virtual classroom, created in a partnership between the News Literacy Project and the Facebook Journalism Project, is an immersive online learning hub where students in grades 6–12 can hone their critical thinking skills to become and stay informed.

History of American Indians

Oct 15, 2018


Webcast on Transforming Teaching and Learning About American Indians

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering a free symposium broadcast on November 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). Educators are invited to watch live on that day to hear experts discuss the need and explore how to transform education about Native Americans to inspire a more comprehensive vision of history and shared experiences. 

STEM in the Community

Oct 01, 2018

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Support and Rewards for STEM Projects with Positive Impact

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow project engages students in using STEM to positively impact their community, while competing for a chance to win a share of $2 million in technology and supplies for their school. Here’s how it works: teachers apply with an idea on how to use STEM skills to positively impact their community. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow site is easy to access and navigate. After they complete their application, teachers are encouraged to create a fundraising project on, giving them the opportunity to raise funds for supplies to implement their Samsung Solve for Tomorrow project. For the first 3,500 applicants, Samsung will match 50 percent of the amount raised, up to $200 per school. Samsung Solve for Tomorrow delivers student involvement, teacher and school recognition, community outreach, super prizes, and funds from to support Samsung Solve for Tomorrow projects. Start your application now.

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