Welcome back, teachers! As you prepare for the new school year, we invite you to check out new resources for National History Day, celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and enter a competition for students and teachers. And as always, you’ll get the latest news from our 39 nonprofit, nonpartisan partner organizations in our News in the Network section. Next month, look for our updated Teacher Toolkit for Constitution Day. We make it easy for teachers to find resources for their K-12 classes to celebrate on Sept. 17.

Transforming Your Classroom with National History Day

Getting ready for the school year? Explore National History Day’s resources for students and teachers. This year’s theme for student projects is “Debate and Diplomacy in History.” NHD motivates students to discover history by cultivating interest, developing research skills, becoming experts on a research topic, and achieving success. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities for educators, including webinars, YouTube Live videos, Summer Institutes, Teacher Workshops, and Teacher Newsletters.

Women and the Right to Vote

Did the Nineteenth Amendment provide women with more than the right to vote? Which amendment process was used? How did this amendment affect the United States in the last one hundred years? All these questions and many others are discussed in this lesson from the Center for Civic Education.

For more resources from the Center for Civic Education, go here.

“We the Future” Contest for All Students, Teachers

Enter Constituting America’s “We the Future” Contest! Win up to $2,000, meet a Constitutional mentor and celebrity career mentors on the Winner Mentor Trip, receive national exposure and more. Entries are due September 17, 2021.

Separate categories are offered for elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, law school and graduate school, and teachers. Entries include poems, essays, short films, and songs.

For more resources from Constituting America, go here.

  • Constituting America: Constitutional Chats podcast series on Anti-Federalist Papers starts. Learn more.
  • Core Knowledge Foundation: New U.S. history curriculum for middle school. Learn more.
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate: Reservations accepted for in-person or virtual field trips in the fall. Learn more.
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon: Apply for its new Teacher Advisory Group. Learn more.
  • National Constitution Center: Free, online teacher workshops available. Learn more.
  • NewseumED: Free professional development webinars. Learn more.