This month, the Civics Renewal Network provides timely classroom resources for teaching about Presidents Day, immigration and Black History Month. Find highlighted resources below, including a link to a full list of resources on each topic.

The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington

George Washington’s Mount Vernon offers this wonderful research tool for students to learn more about George Washington and the wide range of subjects related to his world and the colonial era.

For more resources on presidents, go here.

Immigration Nation Game

Do you know how people become citizens of the United States? In iCivics’ Immigration Nation, you’ll find out as you guide newcomers along their path to citizenship. Students learn the range of allowable circumstances for legal residence and the requirements for naturalization and full citizenship.

For more resources on immigration and citizenship, go here.

Message to Grassroots, Malcolm X

In a speech delivered on November 10, 1963, Malcolm X outlines the causing factors that undermine and operate against unity. Check out the speech in the TeachingAmericanHistory.org’s library of letters, speeches, documents, website, books and articles on significant figures from the civil rights era.

For more resources on African American History Month, go here.

News in the Network

  • ConSource announces its fifth annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. Learn more.
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon offers teacher professional development programs. Learn more.
  • The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is accepting applications now. Learn more.
  • The National Constitution Center is accepting submissions for an essay and playwriting contest. Learn more.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities offers numerous summer teacher programs. Learn more.