Apply for James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 fellowships to individuals who desire to become outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution at the secondary-school level. Applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year. The deadline to […]

Play the Engaging Congress Game

The Indiana University Center on Representative Government has released its new civics app, Engaging Congress. The game uses primary source documents, photographs, cartoons, maps, and other items to explore the challenges of sustaining representative democracy in our complex and diverse nation. The game app was developed with support from the Library of Congress. It’s available […]

Application Process Open for Founders Fellowship Program

The Bill of Rights Institute has opened the application process for its summer Founders Fellowship programs, two different week-long seminars that will focus on two topics from American history. The first seminar, July 9-13, will examine Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion and will be mostly dialogue-based. The second, July 23-27, will address Presidential Powers: Historical […]

NCSS, Homework Help, Free Speech Case Study

Explore timely resources on the Supreme Court, which returned on the first Monday in October, and on legislative redistricting. For Hispanic Heritage Month, check out a lesson from What So Proudly We Hail, which offers a literature-based curriculum.

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has released its summer programs for school teachers and college and university faculty. These tuition-free programs comes with stipends of $1,200-$3,00 to hep cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. For more information, go here.

Start Planning for the NCSS Conference

Educators and administrators! Are you going to the NCSS Conference in San Francisco in November? Look for the Civics Renewal Network at Booth 344 in the exhibit hall. We’ll be giving away giant Bill of Rights posters, just in time to celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15! Also mark these great sessions on […]

Apply for NHD’s Normandy Institute

The deadline for applications is November 27, 2017, for the “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute, which takes students and teachers on a journey to explore World War II history through the life of a Silent Hero who is memorialized in the Normandy American Cemetery. The program, for student/teacher teams, […]

Enter iCivics Essay Contest for the Holidays

The holiday season is around the corner, and iCivics is looking for student essays to include in our season’s greetings messages. Write your best essay and submit one entry by Monday, November 27. The winner will see their essay incorporated on printed cards and electronic materials distributed through email and social media channels. Go here […]

Registration Opens for Supreme Court Summer Institute

Street Law has announced the dates for its Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, a six-day teacher professional development program that focuses on improving teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Historical Society cosponsors the Institute, which includes sessions led by Supreme Court experts, journalists, authors and attorneys. Six recent cases are covered. […]

Become a Member of the Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network is now accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming a contributing member of the network. For more information or to apply, contact by December 31. Organizations must meet the following criteria: A. Have a national scope B. Focus on civic- and law-related education C. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, or a government […]