Two Civics Renewal Network partners have new distance learning resources available. For a complete list of resources, go here.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
The Kennedy Institute introduces Pathways to Environmental Justice, an exciting new virtual field trip for elementary and middle school students. In this one-hour session, students in grades 4 through 8 learn about the challenges posed by climate change and the need to transition to a more sustainable and resilient economy. They will work together as Senators to build a bill that provides assistance and environmental justice for three groups affected by climate change: frontline and vulnerable communities, fossil fuel workers, and young people. Schedule your virtual visit.
The National Archives:
Sign your class up for one of our free, interactive “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” distance learning programs. Programs are available for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Using the founding documents of the United States and historical records at the National Archives, students will determine how and why women fought for the right to vote. Students will explore the challenges suffragists faced and discover why the fight for women’s voting rights persisted even after the ratification of the 19th Amendment.