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?
University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education are sponsors of the Stronger Than Hate Challenge, a contest for middle school and high school students across the nation to find inspiration in the stories of survivors of genocide.
The George Washington Mount Vernon Prize for Excellence in Civics and History is awarded to two student projects each year. Teachers and organization leaders can nominate eligible middle school and high school students who have applied their understanding of George Washington’s life to extend his legacy of public service within classrooms, schools, or community projects.
In the majesty of its settings and moments of ritual, the US Supreme Court brings its distinctive manner of working in public—by listening to one lawyer at a time and asking tough questions. Its atmosphere mixes informality with dramatic tension. InHeritage, the Supreme Court Historical Society’s new website, offers educational resources on how the court works and landmark cases.
The Civic Life Project‘s Democracy 2022 Youth Film Challenge is a global film competition for youth under age 25 to generate civics-oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote.
In 1970 the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now Earth Day is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Through its Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, the organization is working to ensure that every learner in every school in the world receives fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.
Applications are now open for the MyImpact Challenge, a civic engagement contest hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute. Teachers and students can receive up to $10,000 for projects to benefit their communities.
Being an American, one of the Bill of Rights Institute’s most popular resources for teaching middle school civics, is getting a significant update, which will include scaffolded support for ESL students.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago supports teachers in developing critical thinking and news literacy in students—two abilities that will serve students throughout their lives and help them be part of our democracy. Toward that goal, the museum brings an innovative, real-time online exhibit curriculum to schools across the country.