The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation, in partnership with The Oklahoma Humanities, have created a new civics curriculum “6 Big Ideas in the U.S. Constitution” and will provide free online curriculum training for 75 teachers this January.
Informed and active participation in civic life is rooted in understanding the design of the government and how it works. This curriculum focuses on teaching the foundational principles that shape the Constitution and the institutions that bring its design to life. Thus, students learn the significance of the guiding principles of our nation’s framing document and the importance of participatory government it creates and reinforces.
The online training, available on three dates, is open to middle and high-school level educators. Registration is first-come, first-served and limited to 25 teachers per day, per class. Each session will run approximately 90 minutes.