Thank you, educators, for your commitment to your students and innovation in distance teaching during this difficult time. We have seen so many instances of teachers going the extra mile for their students. You’re amazing!

We’re here to help keep your students engaged in learning with a curated collection of resources for grades K-12 from the more than 30 partners in the Civics Renewal Network. Below are some highlights of what you will find.

Civics in Real Life

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship has created a new, simple to use resource that ties in to what’s going on today. On this page, updated twice weekly through the end of the current school year, you will find concise resources that explore a civics concept or idea connected to current events. Simply click on the resource to download the PDF and share with your students!

For more resources from the FJCC, go here.

Elementary-Age At-Home Learning Activities

The National Archives offers these activities and ideas that focus on skills such as sequencing and finding clues in historical objects, and topics such as symbols and national monuments. The activities include: Genealogy Activities; From Seeds to Harvest; Democracy and Symbols of Citizenship; Was Laura Goodale an Early American Historian?; Investigating a Women’s Suffrage Photograph; and Finding American Symbols.

For more resources from National Archives, go here.

Backstory: Forgotten Flu – America and the 1918 Pandemic

From the NEH’s EDSITEment, this episode of Backstory titled “Forgotten Flu: America and the 1918 Pandemic” takes listeners into the flu pandemic of 1918 that killed nearly 675,000 people in the United States. Consider the essential question: How do the measures taken by health officials in 1918 and 1919 compare to contemporary responses to pandemics? We provide the audio recording, a listening guide, and connections to resources for investigating pandemics in world history.

For more resources from EDSITEment, go here.

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