The Center for Civic Education offers high school teachers the opportunity to teach about the constitutional legacy of George Washington, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan this Presidents Day. The Center’s free, ready-to-use lessons for Presidents Day engage students in grades 10–12 in learning how these presidents shaped the history and Constitution of our nation.
In 2026 the nation will commemorate the United States Semiquincentennial and the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. In the lead-up to this milestone, the America250 Commission has launched America’s Invitation, a nationwide campaign for all Americans to share stories and hopes and dreams for the nation’s future.
“Understanding and Supporting Student-led Activism” is a free, self-paced online course focused on understanding students’ social justice motivations and helping young people engage in civic improvement activities.
Civic Life Project partners with educators to teach civics through a unique digital storytelling curriculum. In collaboration, Civic Life Project and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) have launched Compelling Interviews for Civic Engagement, a civics inquiry unit to help students develop informed, diverse perspectives on social issues they care about.
In February 2023, the New-York Historical Society launched A History Minute with David Rubenstein. This new 20-episode series of 60-second videos explores little-known aspects of American history.
The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants enable educators to test creative new ideas and innovations demonstrating exemplary teaching and learning while advancing students’ cultural understanding and appreciation, antiracism commitments, and civic engagement and democracy.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters 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 December.
The Supreme Court Historical Society offers both students and teachers opportunities to invest in their social studies and civic programs, such as The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, and a new program, “The Supreme Court and My Hometown.”