TheReDistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower students around the issue of political redistricting. The game provides a basic introduction to the redistricting system, allows players to explore the ways in which abuses can undermine the system, and provides information about reform initiatives, including a playable version of the Tanner Reform Bill to demonstrate the ways in which the system might be made more consistent with tenets of good governance.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) works to educate students and the general public on the importance of free speech to a thriving democratic society. FIRE’s Free Speech EssayContest is now open to juniors and seniors in US high schools, including homeschooled students, and US citizens attending schools overseas.
Each month we publish blogs andsnewsletters 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 October.
The Mind Over Mediaweb 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.
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.