Share Your Love of the Constitution

The National Constitution Center and iCivics have launched, a new digital site where Americans can share their thoughts about the U.S. Constitution and what they value most about the document.

Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contests

The National Constitution Center is accepting submissions for its Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contests. The contests enourage middle and high school students to think creatively about history, the Constitution, and individual liberties. Submissions are due by Friday, February 17, 2017. Winning students and their teachers receive cash prizes and travel to the National Constitution […]

Resources on Election History, Thanksgiving, Plus NCSS News

Voting and Elections in American History Long before the pilgrims landed, voting and elections were taking place in America. For example, the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, a powerful alliance of Native American tribes who inhabited territory west of the Colonies, had established a system of representative government sometime around 1500 that lasted until […]

Going to the NCSS Conference in D.C.?

Here’s a lively, informative session to put on your must-see list! “29 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics” will be presented by the partners in the Civics Renewal Network on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, from 1-2 p.m., Room 145B. This rapid-fire session will be jam-packed with a range of classroom resources from the 29 CRN organizations. […]