Let’s Celebrate the Bill of Rights!

Bill of Rights Day is Dec. 15, the date that the first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified. These amendments protect our individual rights as Americans, including freedom of speech, the right to have an attorney at a criminal trial, and protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

Pace-Gilder Lehrman Graduate Program Open for Registration

The Spring 2019 courses in the Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program are open for registration. These online graduate courses allow teachers in the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Network (free to sign up!) to pursue a master’s degree on their own schedule from anywhere in the world. The program is open to K-12 educators […]

Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar Applications Open

Registration for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2019 Teacher Seminars is now open. Held at colleges and historic sites across the United States and abroad, these weeklong seminars offer K-12 teachers daily programs with America‚Äôs leading historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources. Teacher Seminars are open exclusively […]

Roundup of Summer Teacher Institutes

Here is a list of the summer teacher institutes offered by Civics Renewal Network organizations. Check back often as more summer programs are added. American Bar Association The American Bar Association’s Division of Public Education, in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, announces its 2019 Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute for Teachers in […]

Summer Teacher Institutes at the National Constitution Center

Are you interested in spending a week at the National Constitution Center with leading scholars from across the philosophical spectrum and other teachers from around the country? The National Constitution Center will host four Summer Teacher Institutes in July 2019. Topics are Separation of Powers, the First Amendment, and the First Amendment in 21st Century […]

ABA Announces Summer Institute for Teachers

The American Bar Association’s Division of Public Education, in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, announces its 2019 Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute for Teachers in Washington, D.C., from June 23-29. The institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies […]

Apply Now for James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship 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 […]

NCSS Conference, 14th Amendment and Immigrants

The Civics Renewal Network will be at Booths 707-709. Stop by and say hello, check out new resources, and enter a drawing to win an Apple Watch and Amazon gift cards! Fourteen of our 33 partner organizations will be exhibiting and presenting sessions as well. See you in Chicago!

If You’re Attending the NCSS Annual Conference…

Stop by the Civics Renewal Network’s booths 707-709, say hello, check out new resources, and enter a drawing to win an Apple Watch and Amazon gift cards! Fourteen of our 33 partner organizations will be exhibiting and presenting sessions as well. See you in Chicago! Sessions Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Session #1261, “Using […]

Introducing Learn.civiced.org

The Center for Civic Education is excited to announce Learn.civiced.org, a website for anyone interested in learning more about American constitutional government. The site offers a free, self-paced online course, discussion forums for educators, and highly recommended links to teaching and learning resources.