Learn About We the Students Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute is now accepting entries for its We the Students Essay Contest. This year’s topic is: To what extent in the U.S. does the government – federal, state or local – have the duty to monitor Internet content? Go here to get writing tips, educator tools, FAQs, and rules and regulations. […]

Explore a New Resource: Drafting the Nation

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has released a new unit plan, “Drafting the Nation,” which features the handwritten drafts of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution that are in its collection. The unit contains four lessons that allow students to explore the language and ideas behind these key documents. Starting with the Declaration of Independence, students will discover how language and words can represent larger ideas while trying to figure out how Jefferson wanted this masterpiece to be heard aloud. Go here to find the lessons.

What You Need for Constitution Day

The nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16. We provide a range of resources to help you teach your students about Dr. King’s wide-reaching impact not only on our country but also the world.

Start Planning for the NCSS Conference

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 Constitution posters! Also mark these great sessions on your schedule, with more information coming: iCivics – Clinic #1186: iCivics Train the Trainer Workshop – 2-5 p.m. […]

Sign up for the Virtual Supreme Court Competition

The Harlan Institute and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) have announced their Sixth Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. The competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct. This year, the competition focuses on Timothy Ivory Carpenter v. United States of America. For more information, go here.

Check Out Lessons on Our Flag, Free Trade, and Taking a Stand

The nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16. We provide a range of resources to help you teach your students about Dr. King’s wide-reaching impact not only on our country but also the world.

Visit CRN at Summer Conferences

The Civics Renewal Network will be an exhibitor at two national conferences this summer. The National Principals Conference in Philadelphia from July 9-11 will be the first joint conference for pre-K through grade 12 school leaders. CRN will be at booth 237. The AP Annual Conference will be in Washington, D.C., from July 26-30. We’ll […]

Two New CRN Partners, More Great Resources

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.

This Month Is All About History Resources

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.