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civics podcast

Mar 15, 2021


Podcast and Student Contest on the Basics of Democracy

What’s the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is a podcast series for middle school and high school students on the basics of how our democracy works.

civics democracy resources

Mar 15, 2021


Inquiry-based Approach to History and Civic Education

A large, diverse group of leading civic education providers and research universities has collaborated to develop a roadmap to Educating for American Democracy, offering guidance for the content and instructional strategies of K–12 history and civic education across the United States, along with an implementation plan.

high school students tell their stories

Mar 15, 2021


Voices of America’s Future

The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.

civics Library of Congress

Feb 15, 2021


Interactive Exploration of Congress and Civic Engagement

KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographs from the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.

Free Music Resources

Feb 15, 2021


Music Legends Raising Awareness of Black Contributions to Arts and Society

Kids Discover has partnered with Rhino Records to celebrate Black History Month by releasing three free units honoring classic recording artists Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield.


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