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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.

Civil War Telegrams

Feb 15, 2018


Instructional Modules Decoding the Civil War

President Abraham Lincoln was America’s first “technology” president. He used emerging telegraph technology in war, politics, and even his personal life. The Decoding the Civil War project at The Huntington Library is focused on using transcribed and decoded Civil War telegrams to engage new and younger audiences to spark their curiosity and develop new critical thinking skills.

Civics Game

Feb 15, 2018


Bilingual Game Exploring Citizens’ Rights

In January 2018, nonprofit iCivics released a Spanish-language version of the game Do I Have a Right, which teaches students about civil rights.

American Government Game

Feb 15, 2018


Game Teaching Basic Tenets of American Government

The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched Engaging Congress, an interactive game that uses primary source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges it faces in contemporary society.

Community Advocacy

Jan 04, 2018


Project-based Advocacy Curriculum

An innovative, project-based curriculum for middle school and high school, Rock Your World inspires students to ask bold questions about the challenges they see in their neighborhoods, communities, and the world around them, and then engages them in the development of advocacy campaigns designed to overcome those challenges.

Nov 15, 2017


Mission for Teachers – Should They Choose to Accept!

Educators are invited to register to be an eCYBERMISSION Teacher/Team Advisor. eCybermission, a free web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. eCYBERMISSION encourages students to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities and compete for state, regional, and national awards. Teacher/Team Advisor Responsibilities include assembling a team; registering both teacher and students; assisting teams in choosing a Mission Challenge; assisting the team with its Mission Challenge; and submitting the team’s Mission Folder.

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