On November 8, 2022, people across the country voted in the nation’s midterm elections. Facing History has created a collection of short, easily digestible resources to help teachers and their students enhance their media literacy skills.
National Council for the Social Studies has announced The 1787 Prize, an annual essay contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12. The freedoms we hold dear are embodied in rules and laws we democratically have a voice in crafting. The 1787 Prize brings those citizen voices back to center stage.
Through primary source analysis, The Plainest Demands of Justice, a new resource from the Bill of Rights Institute, explores the efforts to realize the nation’s founding principles of liberty, equality, and justice by exploring key periods in African American history.
The Bill of Rights Institute and Hoover Institution at Stanford University have launched a new curriculum that will help educators and students explore the intersection of economics and civic life in the United States. The Building Blocks of Progress is a full multimedia, blended learning experience consisting of 13 videos and six lesson plans.
The National Constitution Center (NCC) recently released Constitution 101, a 15-week curriculum for high school students, and a standalone self-guided course for learners of all ages, exploring the basic principles of American freedom and the core constitutional texts of American history, from the founding to today.
Every year thousands of refugees who call the United States their new home can face many misconceptions in their new country, including those about the difference between immigrants and refugees. Researchers with the Refugee Integration Project at University of Missouri–St. Louis spent 12 months documenting these sorts of critical shifts, moments, and experiences of resettlement.
Educators for Social Change (4SC) equips teachers with resources to develop their students’ capacity to become effective civic leaders who write persuasively, speak passionately, and participate actively in the creation and dissemination of ideas.
The Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1974 to improve public understanding of the Court, the Constitution, and the Judiciary. In January 2022, the Supreme Court Historical Society launched a new lecture series focused on Civics and American Democracy.
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, invites teachers and students to take a virtual journey through the spaces of the museum with a senior docent who will bring their encounter to life and engage them in America’s story.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is an ideal place to expand students’ knowledge and curiosity of Abraham Lincoln. The historic site’s programs are inspired by the essential question, How can artifacts help us understand a person or time period?