Resources for Teaching the 19th Amendment

Here is a curated collection of the classroom resources on women’s suffrage that can be found at CivicsRenewalNetwork.org. More resources will be added as we celebrate the 19th Amendment leading up to the anniversary of its ratification on August 18, 2020. Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes Students examine a variety of primary source documents related […]

Resources for Teaching About Voting and Elections

This curated collection of resources on voting and elections contains resources for elementary, middle and high schools. For a complete list from the CRN members, go here. Presenting Political Parties Using the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman, this lesson, developed in collaboration with the National Archives, has students consider the impact of political parties on […]

Thank You, Teachers!

We celebrate and express our gratitude and appreciation to all teachers on May 7, National Teacher Day. Thank you! Also this month, the Constitutional Convention opened on May 25, 1787, in Philadelphia; and Brown v. Board of Education was decided on May 17, 1954.

Teaching about Earth Day, Supreme Court, Presidency

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Be sure to check out resources from Share My Lesson, as well as a ConSource lesson plan on the Supreme Court and Core Documents on the executive branch from TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

DocsTeach Releases Resources on Women’s Rights and Roles in American History

Hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities are available on a new webpage devoted to Women’s Rights and Roles in American History on DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. You’ll find petitions and letters; photos of protests and suffrage activities; and resources on the anti-suffrage movement, citizenship rights, and […]

Library of Congress Seeking Teacher-in-Residence

The Library of Congress has opened applications for its Teacher-in-Residence position in its Learning and Innovation Office during the 2019-20 school year. The Learning and Innovation team develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s collections of primary sources visible, accessible, and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom. The […]

Resources for Women’s History Month and Free Speech

This month we offer resources on Women’s Rights from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as free speech rights lessons from the American Bar Association and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute.

Get Ready for Law Day 2019

The 2019 Law Day theme – “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” – focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” Download the Law Day 2019 Planning Guide for resources […]

Share My Lesson’s Annual Virtual Conference March 12-14

Discover more than 30 free, for-credit sessions filled with “use-right-now” strategies and tools for teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, parents and community members. Topics span the curriculum: math, social studies, English language arts, science, the arts, literacy, standards and assessments. Go here to learn more.