This month, we’re featuring classroom activities on the judicial branch as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee opens confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on March 20.
Civics Renewal Network Expands to 31 Members
The Civics Renewal Network is pleased to announce three new members: ABOTA Foundation, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Monticello.
Apply for Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
The registration deadline is March 17 for Street Law’s Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers.
Share Your Love of the Constitution
The National Constitution Center and iCivics have launched WeLoveTheConstitution.com, a new digital site where Americans can share their thoughts about the U.S. Constitution and what they value most about the document.
Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference
Details on the fifth annual Ideas & Innovations conference.
Explore Classroom Resources on Civil Disobedience, Slavery and Campaigns
Thousands of American Indians and their supporters have spent several months in North Dakota protesting an oil pipeline that they say threatens ancestral lands and their water supply. The Bill of Rights Institute provides a timely resource to discuss civil obedience.
29 Sure-Fire Ways for Teaching Civics
Check out the Civics Renewal Network’s presentation at the 2016 NCSS Conference in Washington, D.C. It’s jam-packed with a range of resources for your classroom.
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. […]